Flexible Work Policy
All flexible work arrangements must adhere to the rules outlined in the UNLV Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.
Please note that the UNLV Flexible Work Policy applies to employees who reside in Nevada. See below for information about remote work outside Nevada and the U.S. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a Human Resources representative about arrangements for out-of-state employees.
UNLV Flexible Work Policy
The following are eligibility requirements for flexible work arrangements:
- Full-time and part-time employees from all classifications are eligible (e.g., administrative faculty, academic faculty, classified staff, letter of appointment, graduate assistants, postdoctoral scholars, and student employees)
- The job must be one that can accommodate such a request
- The employee must demonstrate a work ethic that can support a flexible work schedule
- The employee must have a recent performance evaluation of at least satisfactory
On a case by case basis, managers can authorize a flexible work arrangement upon an employee’s date of hire. In these instances, satisfactory performance as an eligible requirement may be waived until enough time has passed to review the employee's performance and the employee has achieved a satisfactory rating.
To continue a remote work arrangement, managers / supervisors must conduct a performance evaluation for their employee and the employee must continue to receive a satisfactory rating.
The duties and assignments authorized to be performed under a flexible work arrangement are identified in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ) or UNLV work plan. Supervisors may assign additional work or modify duties as necessary.
A flexible work schedule may not be appropriate for all areas. Approval of a flexible work schedule is at the discretion of supervisors and the appointing authority for that area.
Employees may request a flexible work arrangement on a full-time or part-time basis.
Sponsored international employees and their supervisors should contact the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) at email@example.com or 702-774-6477 to discuss any immigration implications of flexible work schedules/remote work arrangements prior to final approval.
Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement
To request a flexible work arrangement, follow these steps:
- Discuss and agree upon a work arrangement with your manager
- Ensure your appointing authority is in agreement with your desired arrangement
- Complete the Flexible Work Arrangement Form
Please note: this form requires signatures from the employee, supervisor, appointing authority, and a human resources representative
- Upon signature by the employee, supervisor, and division head, email the form to submit the form to HR at firstname.lastname@example.org
- HR will review, sign, and provide an approved copy to the supervisor to keep on file
- Employees / managers must wait for HR approval before beginning an agreement
Types of Flexible Work Arrangements
There are multiple flexible work schedule options to meet individual employee and departmental needs.
- Variable Work Week (flex schedule) – Work schedules that are different from the department’s standard operating hours (e.g., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
- Innovative (compressed) work week – An employee works longer hours in fewer days. Examples include:
- Four (4) days per week, ten (10) hours / day
- Four (4) days per week, nine (9) hours per day and one (1) day, four (4) hours per day
- Temporary flexible schedule – The use of one or more flexible work options that occurs on a temporary basis.
- Telecommuting (remote work) – An employee works from home or another location away from campus. Telecommuting may constitute either a portion or all of the employee’s work time.