The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to offer Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) programs for eligible employees. A flexible work arrangement may include flexibility associated with work locations and/or schedules. Each FWA program is a limited-term, renewable arrangement developed by the supervisor and employee that is formalized in writing.

Programs

Two FWA programs are offered:

Work from Home

This program allows an employee to work from their personal residence for up to two days of their work week.

FlexTime

This program allows an employee to have different scheduled start and end times of their work day than the University's default business schedule.

How to Request an FWA Arrangement


Request process

  1. Read the procedures for the FWA program in which you are interested. Employees have special responsibilities under each program, job positions have different degrees of flexibility with respect to location or schedule and not all employees are eligible for FWA.
  2. Meet with your supervisor to discuss the arrangement. Supervisors have responsibility for managing their teams' efforts to meet the business needs and objectives of their areas. You and your supervisor will draft an arrangement proposal that meets everyone's needs.
  3. Ensure you have an up-to-date performance evaluation on file. Your supervisor will have submitted an evaluation after your performance review, normally performed annually. Participation in a FWA program requires that you have a minimum of six months of satisfactory performance in your role.
  4. Attend the OHR Training on Work from Home if you are requesting that arrangement. (Your supervisor must also attend this training.)

The Office of Human Resources has scheduled the following quarterly training session for supervisors        and employees interested in the Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) program.  These are in addition to        the first round of training being scheduled to introduce each division to the program.

Quarterly sessions will be held in the Caldwell Auditorium on the following dates and time:

 Monday, April 4, 12:00-1:30 pm

Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 10:00 am -11:30 am

Tuesday, December 6, 1:30 pm -3:00 pm

5. Apply via the web form linked on the program procedures page.

Approval process

  1. Once they receive your web form submittal, OHR will ask your supervisor to approve the proposed arrangement.
  2. OHR reviews the proposed arrangement to ensure it meets the specific program design and requirements, and the policy's governing principles and limits.
  3. OHR sends the proposed arrangement to your area VP or Provost for final approval.
  4. OHR sends email to you and your supervisor with the approval status, approved or denied.
  5. Your supervisor sends email to you stating that you may begin the flexible work arrangement.

Policy and Procedures

Please read the University policy to learn about flexible work arrangements and their governing principles.

Read the program procedures for a detailed description of each FWA program, including important information on eligibility, employee responsibilities, leave and time reporting. The procedures include a link to the web form for requesting that arrangement.

  • Flexible Work Arrangement Policy

    Flexible work arrangements offer advantages for both the University and its employees where such arrangements are operationally appropriate.

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  • FlexTime Procedures

    The FlexTime program is a pre-approved, scheduled work arrangement that allows eligible employees to adjust the scheduled hours when they are working for the University, regardless of location, under the procedural guidelines.

    Learn More
  • Work From Home Procedures

    The Work from Home program is a pre-approved, scheduled work arrangement that allows an eligible employee to work from their personal residence up to two days per work week, under the procedural guidelines.

    Learn More

Additional Information

For questions and guidance regarding these flexible work arrangement programs, please contact the Office of Human Resources at CUA-HumanResources@cua.edu.