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A "flexible work arrangement" (FWA) is any one of a spectrum of work structures that alters the time and/or place that work gets done on a regular basis. The term includes (but is not limited to):

1. flexibility in the scheduling of hours worked, such as alternative work schedules (e.g., flex time and compressed workweeks), and arrangements regarding shift and breack schedules:

2. flexibility in the amount of hours worked, such as part-time work and job shares; and

3. flexibility in the place of work, such as working at home or at a satellite location.


Prepared on behave of Workplace Flexibility 2010 by Jean Flatley McGuire, PhD, Kaitlyn Kenney, Doctoral Candidate and Phyllis Brashler, Doctoral Candidate; Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences.