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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 1 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E W ant to cut your staffing costs? Simply change your pay period from a traditional Monday through Friday to a Tuesday through Monday. The trouble with a Monday-Friday pay period is that Mondays tend to be slow, while it's not unusual for staff to work 10- plus hours on Fridays. This can wreak havoc on your staffing costs. When the pay period starts on a Monday, staff want to work a full day to ensure they hit 40 hours a week. By the time Friday rolls around, some of our your staff have already worked 35 hours and are in for a long day. A Tuesday-Monday pay period makes a big difference. After a busy Thursday and Friday in the OR, staff can come in on a Monday knowing they can head home when their cases are finished, without sacri- ficing their 40 hours. Our employees appreci- ate having a short day that doesn't affect their paycheck, and we like that paying overtime to our 60 employees across 2 centers is exceedingly rare. Carol Trokanski, RN, BSN, LHRM, CASC Pediatric Surgery Centers Odessa, Fla. ctrokanski@psc-fl.com T U E S D A Y - M O N D A Y P A Y P E R I O D Make This Simple Switch in Your Work Week

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