Work/Life Integration

Human Resources

Flexible Work Arrangements

UC Berkeley offers a wide array of work arrangements. In recent years employees have been making increased use of flexible work arrangements. A significant percentage of employees already adopt some type of flexible work schedule; that is, they do not work the once-standard University schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

The campus Human Resources website serves as an excellent guide for staff on flexible work arrangements. Take some time to review these materials and explore the possibilities.


Telecommuting is one of many flexible work arrangements and one that provides flexibility in location. The campus Human Resources website contains excellent resources for developing telecommute agreements and data security measures. This site includes resources and guidelines to help employees create a telecommuting agreement; model telecommuting agreement; and telecommuting safety checklist.


Haas staff who wish to request a flex work arrangement must:

  • complete the Flex Work Arrangement Proposal Form
  • and engage in conversation with their manager

If the Flex Work Arrangement Proposal is approved and involves telecommuting, the Telecommuting Agreement Form will need to be completed and signed as well.