A Flexible Work Arrangement Agreement (FWAA) is a document that defines the terms of the specific flexible work arrangement between an employee, their supervisor, and appropriate university leadership. FWAA’s are required for situations where an employee performs assigned duties typically performed on-campus or at a university worksite during the standard work schedule of the employee’s unit in an alternative manner. The FWAA defines the specific flexible working arrangement, fully remote, hybrid and/or irregular work schedule that has been authorized for the employee to work on a consistently scheduled basis, and how assigned duties will be completed.
A FWAA is not required for occasional and intermittent worksite flexibility considered mutually beneficial between an employee and their supervisor. This flexibility has always been available to professional faculty, in consultation with their supervisor, and it will continue to be so without a FWAA.
Consistent with longstanding practice, academic faculty have the flexibility to choose the location where they do their work, aside from scheduled on-site classes, required on-site office hours, and required on-site staff meetings or other engagements. Academic faculty do not need a flexible work agreement to continue these customary work practices.
A FWAA is not required for approved leaves of absence, including sabbaticals.
The process and FWAA form used for creating and approving a FWAA differs depending on the employee’s work location. There can be additional safety regulations, minimum wage requirements, labor laws, payroll considerations, and operating costs involved when approving a FWAA involving a work location outside the state of Oregon.
Work Location: In-State (Oregon)
For employees working within the state of Oregon, please visit the Working In-State (Oregon) webpage.
Work Location: Outside Oregon
Please visit the Working Outside Oregon webpage for employees working outside Oregon and within the United States.
Work Location: International
For employees working Internationally, please visit the Working Internationally webpage.