Flexible Work Arrangement

At the UNT System, we believe that work is what you do, not necessarily where you go each day. In support of that philosophy, UNT System offers Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA).

What are Flexible Work Arrangements?

Flexible Work Arrangements allow staff to have different work schedules and/or work from a location other than their office or cubicle, when appropriate and as approved by their supervisor(s).

There are three types of Flexible Work Arrangements:

  • Flex Time: Work 40 hours a week, but not necessarily Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  This may look like coming in early, leaving early, etc. Flex time also applies to part-time employees.
  • Compressed Workweek: Work extending daily hours to take a portion of a day or a full day off during the work period. This may look like four 10-hour days per week, 9-hour days for one day off every other week, etc.
  • Remote Work: Working remotely from a pre-approved location other than your office.

Out-of-State Employment

Employees who work outside of Texas are responsible for ensuring they have appropriate authorization to work outside of Texas and their W-4 reflects the state they work from.  All employees are encouraged to check their paystubs to verify their state income tax withholding, if applicable, is accurate.

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How can Managers/Supervisors and Staff Learn More?

Flexible Work Arrangements require significant communication and collaboration between supervisors and their staff.  The official policies, guidelines, required training information, forms, contact information, and additional resources are below to implement FWA.

Flexible Work Arrangement Training (REQUIRED)

Employees are required to complete ONE training course related to developing flexible work arrangements specific to remote work to ensure understanding of mutual responsibilities before employees can submit a flexible work arrangement schedule for review and approval. Supervisors are required to complete ONE training course related to developing flexible work arrangements specific to remote work before supervisors can approve any positions for consideration of such arrangements.

Both employee and supervisor must complete the training before the flexible work arrangement can be negotiated.

Required Flexible Work Arrangement Training with certificate upon completion: 

If you have any questions, contact your Campus HR Team.


University Policies & Forms

UNT Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNT Campus HR Team at hradministration@unt.edu or call 940-565-2281.

UNTHSC Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNTHSC Campus HR Team at HSC.HR@untsystem.edu or call 817-735-2690 .

UNT Dallas Flexible Work Arrangement

Questions? Contact your UNTD Campus HR Team at HR@untdallas.edu or call 972-338-1410.

UNT System Administration

Questions? Contact your System HR Director at hr@untsystem.edu.


LinkedIn training videos for valuable every-day Microsoft management tools:

“Outlook: Time Management with Calendar and Tasks”: https://unt.bridgeapp.com/learner/courses/f87b5c2c/enroll

“Microsoft Teams: Working with Apps”:  https://unt.bridgeapp.com/learner/courses/fc9c1346/enroll

Sign into UNT Bridge to quickly access the particularly helpful sections on “Using the Tasks app to integrate Planner and To Do” as well as the “Overview of Viva apps” for valuable MS Teams tools.