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Flexible Work Arrangements

Penn State’s Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) Implementation team is drafting a new policy on staff flexible work arrangements to be implemented University-wide. The team is developing resources to help units, colleges, and campuses increase flexible work opportunities for staff while meeting all business and service needs. These efforts are intended to support areas that already have a flexible work strategy, while guiding areas without flexible work options toward developing an approach that suits their unique needs.

Policy and guidance

The new flexible work policy will be a foundational tool that offers areas across the University authority to act in developing strategy for flexible work arrangements.

Examples of flexible work arrangements can include:

  • permanent remote work (working from home)
  • hybrid work schedule (working both on-site and from home)
  • temporary telework (working from a place other than the established workplace)
  • flexible schedules, and additional information that will be laid out in the new HR policy.

Next steps

The team plans to launch the new policy and related resources by the beginning of the fall 2022 semester. The policy will take effect on Monday, August 22, 2022. More details as well as educational and engagement opportunities will be provided in the ensuing months.