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Flexible Work Arrangements

The university offers full-time employees flexible scheduling and workweek options to manage work and personal demands. Flexible work arrangements refer to flexible starting and ending times, compressed workweeks, and voluntary reduced work time. 

Flexible Starting and Ending Times

This policy provision provides that employees may be allowed to work hours that are not within the standard work hours for the department while maintaining a high level of service during the organization’s peak operating hours (typically 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM). Flexible starting and ending times do not affect the number of daily hours worked. For details, review the Flexible Work Arrangements Policy.

Compressed Workweek

A compressed workweek arrangement allows employees to work longer hours each day in exchange for a scheduled full or partial day off. Employees may start earlier or finish later as required by the normal workday. Compressed workweek arrangements do not decrease the total number of hours required or worked in a pay period. For details, review the Flexible Work Arrangements Policy.

Voluntary Reduced Work Time

The voluntary reduced work time option allows eligible full-time staff employees to reduce responsibilities while remaining eligible for full-time benefits. The employee may work as few as 17.5 hours per week under this arrangement. The base pay of employees in this program will be reduced proportionately in accord with their reduced duties and reduced hours as will benefits that are based on pay. For details, review the Voluntary Reduced Work Time (V-Time) Policy.

Leave of Absence

Depending on your need for a flexible work arrangement, you may determine that you want to explore a Leave of Absence. DePaul is committed to supporting you during these times by offering a variety of leave programs. For information about eligibility, what type of leave may meet your need, how to apply for the leave, what to do while you are on a leave and what to do when it is time to return to work from leave, review the L​eave of Absence page.