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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Workplace and Schedule Flexibility

There are lots of reasons for both employees and employers to embrace workplace flexibilities, like telework and alternative work schedules.  Flexible schedules can often enhance work-life balance, increase productivity, and they may be both eco-friendly and cost-effective.  For many employees at ASPR, workplace flexibilities benefit both the employer and the employee. 

If a flexible schedule benefits you and your supervisor while meeting ASPR’s business needs, you may be eligible to take advantage of these workplace flexibilities. Not all employees or positions are eligible for telework or alternative work schedules. 


ASPR allows certain employees to telework, also known as work from home, for some of their regular duty hours. 

For more information on telework in the federal government, visit
employee working from home

Alternative Work Schedules

ASPR offers some employees additional flexibility in their schedules to help promote work-life balance. 

  • Flexible Work Schedules:  For some people, it doesn’t make sense to start and leave the office at the same time every day.  When it is mutually beneficial to both ASPR and the employee, employees may have flexibility in the time that they start and end their workdays.
  • Compressed Work Schedules:  Instead of dividing their bi-weekly work schedules into ten 8-hour workdays, some ASPR employees work compressed schedules.  For example, many people work 8 10-hour workdays. 

To learn more about alternative work schedules in the federal government, see the OPM Handbook on Alternative Work Schedules.

  • This page last reviewed: March 12, 2019