BGSU Flexible Work and Telecommuting Policies

Bowling Green State University supports alternative work arrangements that promote productive work environments and enable staff to balance work and other responsibilities. We believe flexible work arrangements can result in improved productivity, employee satisfaction, the retention of our highly skilled staff as well as the recruitment of bright, new talent.

This page is designed to help you understand the differences between flexible work and telecommuting arrangements and help you discover which one is right for you.

Note: The Flexible Work policy applies to all administrative and classified staff employees except those covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Flexible Work vs. Telecommuting

While similar in intent, the amount of time you propose to spend on campus will determine whether you need a Flexible Work or a Telecommuting Arrangement.

Flexible Work Arrangement

Flexible work arrangements may include adjustments to time and/or location. These arrangements may be used separately or be combined. They are agreed-upon adjustments to time and/or location for a defined period of up to one year. Please reference the Flexible Work Policy for additional information.

Telecommuting Arrangement

Telecommuting refers to an arrangement where your assigned workplace location will be away from campus for three or more days per week. Please reference the Telecommute Policy for additional information.

General Information Regarding Flexible Work and Telecommuting Arrangements


The University recognizes that some positions may easily adapt to alternative work arrangements while others may not. It is the University's policy that all requests will be reviewed and all requests will be considered. Note: The Office of Human Resources retains the right to deny or discontinue a proposal that does not comply with local, state, or federal laws or regulations or University rules or policies.

How Long Do Arrangements Last?

Flexible work and telecommuting arrangements are discretionary benefits extended to eligible employees and should not be viewed as automatic or permanent. Flexible work and telecommuting arrangements can be approved for up to one year and will expire at the end of the approved period. It is possible to renew the agreement, but approval is not guaranteed. Ultimately, any arrangements must be in the best interests of the University.

Renewing/Modifying Arrangements

It is important to know that flexible work and telecommuting arrangements are subject to ongoing review. If the needs of the department or unit require a change or cancellation to the arrangement, a 14-calendar-day notice will be provided to you in writing, if feasible. You may also modify or end your arrangement early by contacting your supervisor.

Updated: 02/02/2022 08:52AM