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Family Flexibility Overview

Family Flexibility Overview

The Federal Government provides many programs for workers to support their needs for individual flexibility. For example, flexible work schedules allow employees to adjust their work hours in order to take a day off each pay period. Employees can enjoy twenty-six 3-day weekends! Also, the Federal Government’s Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) allows employees to select certain arrival and departure times that best suit their needs within their working day. Agencies are encouraged to allow eligible employees the opportunity to telework either at home or at a remote location at least one day a week. Family Friendly Leave Policies provide flexibility for military leave, allow employees to care for a sick family member or flexibility in the event of a disaster or emergency.

In addition, while specific programs may vary, agencies also offer the following specialized family services:


Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)


Part-Time & Job Sharing Positions


Child & Elder Care Resources


Information and Incentives for Adoption


Alternative Work Schedules


Source: Office of Personnel Management


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