Flexible Work

Flexible Work Arrangements at MSU

Flexible work arrangements can be a win-win situation for both departments and employees. They can be a useful method to maintain unit service while supporting the personal needs of employees. Over 70% of all businesses offer flexible scheduling as an important factor. 1

Studies show that work schedule flexibility can yield many benefits, including increased productivity, improved morale, decreased absences and turnover, and improved work quality. Flexible scheduling reduces stress and healthcare costs and creates an environment where employees are more satisfied with their jobs and lives. 2

Flexible work schedules at MSU entail arrangements between a supervisor and employee that allow the employee to complete their employment duties while working nontraditional schedules.

This site was developed as an easy-to-use resource for employees and supervisors when considering flexible work arrangements. The site explains what flexible schedules are, the different types of options, instructions for developing an arrangement, and much more!

What is a Flexible Work Arrangement?Image of road signs at intersection of work-life and balance

Types of Flexible Work Arrangements 

Instructions for Developing a Flexible Work Arrangement 

Sample Letters and Forms

Evaluation Suggestions 

Letter to Supervisors from the Associate Vice President of Human Resources (opens as a PDF)

Resource Links 

Telecommuting Guide 

Supervisor Reference List  

Flex Brochure (opens as a PDF)

Toolkit for Flexible Work Arrangements at MSU (opens as a PDF)

Articles on the WorkLife Office site: 

1Hewlitt Associates Work/Life Survey, 2003-2004.
Casey, J. and Chase, P. Boston College Center for Work & Family, Creating a Culture of Flexibility, 2003.