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Flex Work Arrangement Policy

To foster a more desirable and productive work environment that's responsive to your personal demands and challenges - and one that helps to reduce our environmental footprint - American University has a Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.

Flexible work arrangements include:

  • Flex time
  • Compressed work week
  • Reduced work schedules

Eligibility, guidelines, and approval will vary by department and individual work requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

A flex work arrangement is one that varies from the standard schedule of the department in which the staff member works. Examples of flex arrangements include flex time, compressed work week, and reduced work schedules (28-hour week and 9-, 10-, and 11-month contracts).

Flex work arrangements must be approved by the supervisor and the authorized official. For the purposes of this policy, authorized officials are: cabinet members, their direct reports and Deans.

Any staff member may be eligible to work a flex arrangement so long as their position is amenable to the arrangement requested and the department can accommodate the request.  Departments may establish internal guidelines addressing the types of arrangements they are willing to consider. The employee relations team in Human Resources is available to assist departments with establishing and communicating internal guidelines.

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