A flexible work schedule represents an alternative to a standard work week (which is most often 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). A flexible work schedule may benefit employees and departments and contribute to a positive work/life culture. A flexible schedule may be combined with telecommuting. Some examples include:
- Extended hours of operation for more customer service (more hours with same amount of staff)
- Reduced turnover
- Improved morale, commitment, and productivity
Flexible work schedules may not meet the needs of every individual employee or department. Use the Flexible Work Schedule Considerations tool to initiate discussion between employees and their departments.
If departments have questions while setting up a flexible work schedule, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about flexible work schedules, visit Policy HR0480 – Work Schedules.