Flexible Working Arrangements

Flexible Full-Time Options

Alternative work arrangements for full-time work that do not affect salary, benefits or time frame for career advancement.


Employees choose starting and ending hours but usually must be at work during a core period when all employees are present.

Flexible Week

A variation on the standard workday and workweek. For example:

      1. Fewer but longer days (compressed work week)
      2. Shorter days in a six-day week
      3. Two or more weeks with longer and shorter days, but an average not exceeding 37.5 or 40 hours a week

Flexplace or Telecommuting

Work done at a location other than the work site, usually an employee’s home, a satellite or branch office, or a client’s office. Telecommuting implies that an employee is connected to the office using electronic equipment (fax machine or computer).

Flexible Reduced-Time Options

Alternative work arrangements for fewer hours than would be considered full time. These arrangements affect salary, benefits, and career advancement to varying degrees depending on the arrangement, its length, and company policy.


A reduced-work schedule that can take various forms: reduced weekly hours, reduced annual hours or transactional work (full-time on a specific project with time off between projects). Job sharing – Two people share or divide the responsibilities of one full-time job. Part-time telecommuting – An example of a combined flexible arrangement: part-time work at a location other than the main work site.