“In an oscillating shift, there is one shift that is on a fixed schedule and the remaining groups rotate. This type of arrangement tries to incorporate the benefits from both the fixed and the rotating schedules…Typically, the fixed shift is a daytime shift” (Oexman, Knotts, & Koch, 2002, p. 153).

Oexman, R.D., Knotts, T.L., & Koch, J. (2002, December). Working while the world sleeps: A consideration of sleep and shift work design. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 14(4), 145 - 157.