Flexible Work Arrangement

At the UNT System, we believe that work is what you do, not necessarily where you go each day. In support of that philosophy, UNT System is promoting Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA). 

What are Flexible Work Arrangements?

Flexible Work Arrangements allow our staff to work at a time from a location other than their office or cubicle, when appropriate and as approved by their supervisor(s).

There are three types of Flexible Work Arrangements:

  • Flex Time: Work 40 hours a week, but not necessarily Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This may look like coming in early, leaving early, etc. based on supervisor approval. Flex time also applies if you work 20-39 hours per week.
  • Remote Work: Working remotely from a pre-approved location other than your office during hours agreed by a staff member’s supervisor(s).
  • Compressed Workweek: Work extended daily hours in order to take a portion of a day or a full day off during the work period. This may look like four 10-hour days per week, 9-hour days for one day off every other week, etc. based on supervisor approval. 

How can Managers/Supervisors and Staff Learn More?

Flexible Work Arrangements require significant communication and collaboration between supervisors and their staff. The official policy and forms are below, as well as links to required training and tips to implement FWA well going forward.

University Policies & Forms

UNT Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNT Campus HR Team at hradministration@unt.edu or call 940-565-2281.

UNTHSC Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNTHSC Campus HR Team at HSC.HR@untsystem.edu or call 817-735-2690 .

UNT Dallas Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNTD Campus HR Team at HR@untdallas.edu or call 972-338-1410.

UNT System Administration

Questions? Contact Gary Finney, your System HR Director, at Gary.Finney@untsystem.edu or call  972-338-1411.

Training (REQUIRED)

Supervisors and employees are required to complete ONE training course related to developing and managing flexible work arrangements specific to remote work to ensure understanding of mutual responsibilities before supervisors can approve any positions for consideration of such arrangements, and employees can submit a flexible work arrangement schedule for review and approval.

Training is offered in a variety of formats: online, in-person, and via webinar. Once you have completed your training course, it will be documented within the UNT System Learning Management System.  Enrolling in the training is simple:

  • Complete Online Training for Supervisors Here
  • Complete Online Training for Staff Here
  • Register for In-Person Training via the Learning Portal (Click 'Find Learning' button and search "Flexible Work")
  • Sign-up for a Webinar Here

Lynda.com Courses (Optional)

  • Managing Virtual Teams: a Lynda.com online video course with tips and strategies to help you successfully manage your remote workers
  • Working Remotely: a Lynda.com online video course that will help you learn how to work remotely and remain connected to your team and organization.

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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