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Employer Services

Good employees are hard to find. Once you find them, how do you keep them?

Each day area employers lose money because their workers arrive at work stressed from driving alone to work. Providing employees with a helpful commuter program is a great way to retain valued employees, increase productivity and expand your labor pool.

Sun Rideshare helps Pima County commuters and your employees with reliable and affordable transportation options.

Who Saves? Your company. Your employees. Your community. See the many benefits of using alternative modes of transportation here.

How can Sun Rideshare help your Company? Take advantage of Sun Rideshare's free Travel Demand Management program, made to ease your employees' commutes and curb your transportation challenges. Sun Rideshare offers:

Marketing Materials
Sun Rideshare offers transit schedules, brochures, bike maps and more.

Outreach Support
Sun Rideshare can host promotional events on-site at your company.

Travel Assistance and Planning

  • Consultations
  • Program planning
  • Implementation assistance

Sun Rideshare Travel Database
The Sun Rideshare Travel Database is an online ride matching database that provides Pima County residents assistance in finding a carpool, vanpool or convenient public transti options.

There are already thousands of people in the Sun Rideshare Travel Database, many of whom are looking to save money by carpooling. Register now and you'll be matched with the best candidates who live and work near you and have similar work hours.


If you already use an alternative mode of transportation, register for Guaranteed Ride Home, log your trips for the Sun Rideshare Rewards Program, or register to get the latest rideshare news and reminders about upcoming events and happenings, all FREE to you!

Please contact Ruth Reiman at rreiman@pagregion.com or (520) 792-1093 for more information

Transportation Coordinator Spotlight:
Debbie McMorrow, Silver Bell Mining

Debbie McMorrow, HR Supervisor at Silver Bell Mining, received the Travel Reduction Program’s Gold Recognition award for her work promoting alternative transportation.

Compressed work weeks (CWW), the main component of their TRP, are scheduling arrangements that can help reduce vehicle miles traveled to work. A CWW, such as four 10-hour days, will eliminate a work day and travel. At ASARCO’s Silver Bell Mining, open 24 hours, 365 days a year, the flexibility of a CWW works for both the employees and the employer.

Debbie, did Silver Bell Mining always have a CWW?
No. We used to work traditional three 8-hour shifts each day. In 2005, we implemented 10-hour shift schedules, as well as 12-hour shift schedules. On a 10-hour shift schedule, an employee works 4/10s (four days, 10 Debbie McMorrow, Silver Bell Mining hours each day) every week. On a 12-hour shift schedule, an employee works 3/12s (three days, 12 hours each day) one week, and then 4/12s (four days, 12 hours each day) the following week.

What are the benefits for the employees?
Our employees like their 12-hour schedules because they only have to work half the month, which leaves them plenty of time off to spend with their family and to schedule any necessary appointments. The best part is once a month they have seven days off in a row. That’s like being off on vacation once a month. Our location is a long commute from the highway and the road to our facility is worn. The CWW has an added bonus of saving the wear and tear on vehicles and gas.

Any benefits for the employer?
The major benefit is the elimination of a shift change which reduces down time on our equipment and increases production. A downside is we have a lack of continuity on projects which results in decreased productivity on some jobs.

Can CWW work in a professional office setting?
It is no secret that a CWW is better aligned in an industrial/manufacturing setting. But, if the CWW is managed correctly and there is administrative coverage when needed, it can be successful in a professional workplace. If starting out, I would suggest a 4/10 CWW.
 

 

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