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Flexible Work Policy
Purpose and Philosophy
Flexible work arrangements can be of benefit to both the University and its employees. It is an important strategy to help universities respond to demographic, economic and technological changes. Flexible work arrangements are creative ways to get work done that allow employees and supervisors more flexibility than the standard 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work schedule and location. Changing technology, demographics, attitudes of the workforce and new ways of managing employees play a significant role in the viability of flexible work arrangements.
Missouri S&T endorses the framework and guidelines as presented on the University of Missouri System's My Total Rewards website: http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/flexible_work_arrangements. When requesting an arrangement, S&T employees must fill out the forms below.
It is recognized that some positions do not lend themselves to flexible work arrangements. Additionally, flexibility should be accomplished without changing a department’s regular hours of operation, or altering the responsibility or diminishing the authority of supervisors to establish and adjust work schedules.
In addition to the guidelines presented on the My Total Rewards Flexible Work Arrangements page, the following is required for all Missouri S&T flexible workplace or flexible work time arrangements:
- Missouri S&T supervisors are required to assess flexible work arrangement requests to assure no additional cost to the University is incurred.
- Missouri S&T supervisors are required to formally document each flexible work arrangement using the forms below.
- All Missouri S&T flexible workplace and/or flexible work time agreement forms must be approved and signed by the Vice Chancellor over the requesting employee’s division and the Director of Human Resources before the flexible work arrangement can begin.
- Flexible work arrangements are to be considered a privilege and not a right and can be terminated at any time.
A Guide to Developing a Flexible Work Arrangement (PDF, 130KB)
A flexible work arrangement may include flexible hours, a compressed work week, or flexibility about where work is done. Download this PDF for some things to consider when exploring a flexible work arrangement.
Flex Place Guide for Supervisors (PDF, 111KB)
This guide is intended to help supervisors think of concrete ways employees can work remotely while continuing to provide support to others in the workplace. Download this PDF for ways to think creatively about how to create flex place arrangements for positions that might not traditionally be thought of as amenable.
Self Assessment Questionnaire (PDF, 101KB)
Determine whether you are prepared to ask your supervisor for a flexible work arrangement.
Readiness Assessment for Managers (PDF, 108KB)
Determine whether an employee is ready for a flexible work arrangement.
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 99KB)
Still have questions? Check out this list of frequently asked questions.