An employee may be ready to propose a flexible work arrangement, but they're not sure how to begin the process. Below are some tools to help an employee develop a proposal:
- Step One: Your Job
- Step Two: Benefits and Challenges of Flexibility in Your Unit
- Step Three: Consider Your Options
- Step Four: Your Proposal
As you fill out these worksheets, you should consider:
- What elements of the job can be performed off-site? Which cannot?
- Where will the work be conducted?
- What tools, equipment and technology are needed for work to be completed?
- Have arrangements been made for dependent care?
- How will privacy requirements be met? How will computer software, hardware, databases and other technology be secured and protected from use by other individuals?
- How do you intend to resolve any obstacles that arise as a result of your flexible work schedule?
- List all goals, work assignments, metrics and/or other issues that will require consideration or change if the Flexible Work request is approved.
Union Considerations for Flexible Scheduling - It is recommended that overtime be avoided when implementing a flexible schedule.