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Your Association & the Four-day Workweek

Finding balance through iteration and practice

Though the idea of moving to a four-day workweek has recently grown in popularity, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) began exploring the idea almost 15 years ago.

Rising gas prices after Hurricane Katrina and the 2007 financial recession led CUPA-HR to introduce the shorter workweek into its 2008 summer schedule to better support staff.

"We serve higher education, and since college campuses tend to be quiet during the summer, it made sense to try [the four-day workweek] then," said Rob Shomaker, senior vice president of CUPA-HR.

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