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Kathy Collier is a supervisor of a government office in Washington, D.C. any time between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Kathy felt her workers were Morale in her office has been quite low recently. The workers have gone honest and well motivated, so she did not bother to set up any system back to an 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. work schedule after having been onof control. flextime for nearly two years. Everything went along well for a long time. Morale improved When the directive came down allowing Kathy to place he ad all the work seemed to get done. In November, however, an office on flextime, she spelled out the rules carefully to her people. auditor from the General Accounting Office investigated and Each person was to work during the core period from 10:00 A.M. to found that Kathy’s workers were averaging seven hours a day. Two 2:30 P.M.; however, they could work the rest of the eight-hour day at employees had been working only during the core period for more CHAPTER 10 INDIRECT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS) 281 than two months. When Kathy’s department manager reviewed the auditor’s report, Kathy was told to return the office to regular work ing hours. Kathy was upset and disappointed with her people. She had trusted them and felt they had let her down. 10-18. What could Kathy have done to keep the situation from occurring? 10-19. Are there other workplace flexibility arrangements that Kathy might use to improve morale? Questions 10-17. What are the advantages and disadvantages of flextime?