Flexible Work Arrangement

Flexible work arrangements (FWA) at Kent State are designed to support work/life balance for employees and are to be used for related purposes, including, but not limited to, participation in university-sponsored wellness activities/events, physical activity, child care, professional development, and to more effectively perform daily job responsibilities. Please reference policy 3342-6-01.2 for a definition of eligible employees.


Although not every position can take advantage of an FWA, there are a variety of ways that schedule flexibility can be customized to work for both the department and the individual. Departments are encouraged to have open dialogues regarding flexible work and integrate it as a standard business practice, where applicable. Employees may use the FWA Request Form to initiate such dialogue. The determination of whether an employee will be allowed to participate in a flexible work arrangement will be made on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with the needs, requirements, and constraints of the department.


Review the Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) Guidelines prior to applying for or taking supervisory action (i.e. approval/denial) of a flexible work arrangement. 


Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) Guidelines (PDF)



Flexible Work Arrangement Request Form


To terminate a Flexible Work Arrangement, use the form below. Use this form only if terminating all FWAs and returning to customary hours for your position. If you wish to alter or discontinue your current arrangement and request a new FWA, please complete the request form above and indicate on the form that your new arrangement will replace all prior FWAs.


Flexible Work Arrangement Termination Form

For technical assistance with the DynamicSign form, please submit a support ticket at www.kent.edu/IT.

For questions regarding the FWA policy, please contact Employee Wellness and Health Promotion at 330-672-3107 or wellness@kent.edu.