Flexible and Alternate Work Schedules

Generally, State agencies operate within the core hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday; however, there are many exceptions. Some agencies have earlier start times and/or later end times to better serve their customers, and others require 7-day and/or 24-hour coverage (such as hospital and correctional facilities).

Most State agencies offer employees the opportunity to adjust their hours or work schedule. At the discretion of the agency head, and within certain guidelines, employees may be permitted a flexible starting and quitting time. In addition, if circumstances allow, some agencies may offer opportunities for a compressed workweek, part-time work, or telecommuting.

Sample work schedules for agencies that are able to make these accommodations, though not all-inclusive, could include:
  • Monday through Friday:        8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday through Friday:        9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Monday through Thursday:   7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Monday through Friday:        8:00 AM to Noon on Monday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday
Again, these schedule adjustments are available at the discretion of the agency head, who must provide staff coverage to best serve the agency’s customers.