Madison nonprofit moves to a four-day workweek

Access to Independence Inc., a nonprofit independent living center that provides resources, services, and advocacy to people with disabilities in south-central Wisconsin, will be implementing a new four-day workweek policy on Jan. 1, 2023. The change means that all employees will move from a traditional eight-hour, five-day workweek of 40 hours to a nine-hour, four-day workweek of 36 hours. The agency is also adjusting wages to ensure employees will earn what they did under a 40-hour workweek. The move to a four-day workweek is part of the agency’s equity efforts and is designed to provide more support for staff members, a majority of whom are people with disabilities. Another benefit of the change is that the agency’s hours of operation are expanding to 8 a.m.–5 p.m., which is an additional hour each day.