Types of Flexible Work Arrangements

Several different types of flexible work arrangements will be researched and considered at the UMass Amherst campus by the Modern Workplace Working Group:

Arrangement

Definition

Example

Flexible Work Schedule

A schedule that allows employees to adjust the start and end times of their work day, but maintains the total number of hours worked in a day or week.

The employee works from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. as their regular hours.

Hybrid Work Schedule

An arrangement where an employee’s work is regularly performed at a location other than the campus workspace for a portion of the week.

The employee works from home two days a week and in the office three days a week.

Remote Work Schedule

An arrangement where the employee’s work location is to work from a site other than the UMass Amherst campus

The employee works from home.

Compressed Work Week

Depending on contract eligibility, A schedule that permits an employee to work a standard workweek in fewer than five 7.5 or 8 hour workdays without being subject to overtime pay.

An employee works four ten-hour shifts.