Hi. I am new to this site and hoping to get some insite from units that self schedule-particular large units with multiple shifts. I work in an academic institution with 26 operating rooms and I schedule around 130 staff. Staff work 12s, 8, 10s, and we stagger shifts with staff coming in at 7, 9, 11, and 19. We really would like to move to self scheduling to improve staff satisfaction but the task seems daunting with so many different shifts and specialties On top of that staff are broken down into several different surgical specialty teams. Does anyone do this in a unit that allows more than 12 hour shifts and how does it work? Do you include vacations in your self scheduling model also. Any input or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.