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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART III. HUMAN RESOURCES
DIVISION IV TIME OFF AND SCHEDULING


CHAPTER 24: FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS
(8/00; 3/02; 6/05; 8/08; 4/13)

24.1 General
24.2 Flextime
24.3 Compressed Work Week
24.4 Telecommuting
24.5 Reduced Hours/Part-Time
24.6 Job Sharing
24.7 Protocols for Establishing Flexible Work Arrangements
24.8 Protocols for Ongoing Flexible Work Arrangements

24.1 GENERAL.

(See http://hr.uiowa.edu/family-services/flexible-work-options.)
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24.2 FLEXTIME.

Flextime refers to practices such as:

Flextime does not reduce the number of hours or total effort worked in a given week by an employee.
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24.3 COMPRESSED WORK WEEK.

Compressed work week refers to practices such as:


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24.4 TELECOMMUTING.

Telecommuting refers to the practice of fulfilling a portion of the employee's work/job responsibilities at an alternative work site at a minimum of eight hours weekly on a regular basis.
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24.5 REDUCED HOURS/PART-TIME.

Reduced hours/part-time refers to the practice of decreasing the number of regular hours worked to less than a full-time position. Reducing hours worked may affect salary, benefit levels, and accrual rates of vacation, sick, and holiday leave.
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24.6 JOB SHARING.

Job sharing refers to the practice in which two staff members share the responsibility of one full-time position. Job responsibilities/tasks and hours may be split evenly or unevenly between the two individuals. Reducing hours worked may affect salary, benefit levels, and accrual rates of vacation, sick, and holiday leave.
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24.7 PROTOCOLS FOR ESTABLISHING FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS.
(Amended 4/13)

24.8 PROTOCOLS FOR ONGOING FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS.
(Amended 4/13)

FOOTNOTE
1. Consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt staff receive time and a half for work over 40 hours in a week. Hence the flexible work arrangement cannot alter a non-exempt schedule in a manner that causes overtime to occur. Although it is permissible, with the supervisor's approval, for a non-exempt staff to alter when the 40 hours are worked during the work week, staff cannot "bank" overtime hours worked in one work week for use as time off in a future work week.
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