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  • Kelly Days?

    Let me start off by saying that I love Kelly Days (just had one, and spent the week in Edinburgh). But where did the name "Kelly Day" come from? So far I've heard that they are named after a) A chief from Chicago, b) A city manager from the East Coast, and c) a Civil War general.

    I would like to know who they're named after so I can thank him (or her) personally.

  • #2
    Hooked this off the net, hope it helps.

    A "Kelly Day" No-Overtime Schedule For a Fire Department
    Ray Crouch, Fire Consultant

    Ever since the Fair Labor Standards Act was first applied to local governments some 15 years ago, MTAS Consultants have worked with many fire departments to help schedule their firefighters to avoid paying overtime. MTAS Fire Consultant Ray Crouch designed this schedule for a fire department that uses a 3 platoon, 24-hours-on, 48-hours-off shift pattern.

    Under FLSA, firefighters can work up to 212 hours in a 28-day work period before they must be paid overtime. By counting time off for meals, and adding in 30 minutes overlap between shifts, this schedule meets the FLSA standard by using part-time firefighters to work the extra day that one of the 3 platoons will have in each 28-day period. This additional day off every 3 months for each regularly-scheduled firefighter is called a "Kelly Day," after Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of Chicago from 1933 to 1947, who lobbied for legislation in 1939 which gave firefighters an extra day off.


    • #3
      Must be a typo. I get a Kelly day every three weeks...
      See You At The Big One


      • #4
        We don't use Kelly Days, but have an awesome schedule with a three platoon system. X=Work O=Off



        You can easily take a 10 day vacation with minimal trades or vacation time...



        • #5
          It all depends on your work schedule. We use the modified 53, 144 hours in a 19 day period. You get a Kelly day every 19 shifts. There are a hundred ways to skin this cat and they all add up to one thing, OT reduction.


          • #6
            How about this x o o o x o o o x o o o x o o o x one on three off

            plus a kelly day every quarter!!!!
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