Employee Roadmap

Workplace flexibilities (WPF) allow federal employees to work outside of a normal office environment and set reasonable unconventional schedules to meet the challenges of evolving workplace norms.

On March 22, 2022, HHS released the Workplace Flexibilities Policy which includes guidance on TeleworkRemote Work, and Alternative Work Schedules (AWS). Moving forward, use of these flexibilities moving forward will require supervisory approval and a signed Workplace Flexibilities Agreement (WFA), as well as completion of WPF training.

This self-help provides situational-based guidance for employees as NIH transitions to the new workplace flexibilities policy and is intended to be used as a tool to help employees modify existing, or engage in new, flexibilities.


If I am currently...
And would like to...

Then...

And would like to...

Then...

Then...

  • Remain on existing agreement
  • When existing agreement expires, complete and sign new WFA
  • Complete WPF training and WFA renewal on an annual basis

Then...

  • Terminate the agreement
And would like to...

Then...

Then...

  • Remain on existing agreement
  • Once agreement expires, complete and sign new WFA
  • Complete WPF training and WFA renewal on an annual basis

Then...

  • Terminate the agreement
And would like to...

Then...

Then...

  • Terminate agreement

The WFA is intended to capture all WPF programs; if you are utilizing multiple flexibilities, please ensure that your use of Telework, Remote Work and/or AWS is captured on your agreement.

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