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Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements are proven to increase employee engagement, productivity, satisfaction and quality of work. Beyond this, they are in line with our commitment to a people first workplace that includes equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its DNA.

The guide outlines types of arrangements and considerations for implementing each.

These resources provide outlines to help guide flexible work arrangement request, review and implementation.

Approving flexible work arrangements

While flexible work arrangements are encouraged, in many cases unit operational requirements may not allow for a manager to approve a flexible work arrangement. Examples of such situations may include:

  • working at a front desk and required to be physically be present in the workplace; 
  • work cannot be done outside of the workplace;
  • peak periods during which the employee needs to be at work; or
  • request can only be granted for a partial period of time so that another employee can also benefit from the same arrangement.

Please note that it is a leader’s discretion whether to approve or deny an employee's request. Leaders should document approved requests in writing using the tools and templates provided.

For additional information or questions

If you have any questions about flexible work arrangement options or how to respond to these requests as leaders, please contact your HR Consultant for further guidance.