At Mason, there are five different flexible work options encompassing:

• A change of schedule — compressed work and flextime

• A change of location — telework and remote work

• Both a change in schedule and a change in location as it is possible to combine options.

• Mason also offers job sharing where two people share one job.

Below, please find a description of each option and a link to more information for each of them.

Compressed Work Schedule

An acceptable schedule agreed to by the supervisor and the employee that enables completion of the traditional forty (40) hours per week in fewer than five (5) full work days.


An arrangement where an employee works any approved schedule that doesn’t adhere to their traditional schedule (e.g. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.). It may include varying the time of day, the days of the week, or both.

Job Sharing

An arrangement where two (2) staff members share the responsibilities of one full-time position. Each employee shares a specific portion of the position, and each is considered a part-time employee.

Remote Work

An arrangement where an employee spends most, or all, of their working hours outside the traditional place of work. Visits to the campus are infrequent, the location is sufficiently far away that daily commuting is not possible, or the position is designed specifically for off-site work.


Allows an employee who spends most of their work hours at a university site to conduct work at an approved alternate site for an agreed upon period of time.