Arrangements staff may be able to access
Transfer to part-time
|Job sharing is an arrangement where a full-time position is shared between two part-time employees on a regular ongoing basis. Job sharing allows managers to implement a greater variety of options and provides employees the flexibility of preferred work patterns.|
|Flextime is an arrangement which may be available to 35-hour and 38-hour professional staff, allowing for flexibility in the way paid hours are worked.
Subject to the operational requirements of the work unit, flextime can allow staff to:
|Phased retirement is a flexible working concept that enables employees to prepare for retirement while still contributing to the workplace. Phased retirement generally involves a step down approach in which an employee begins to reduce working hours/days per week with a view to further reduce these as they progress toward retirement. This can be a mutually beneficial process for the staff member and UNSW, as phased retirement can greatly assist the University with its succession planning.|
Preparing a Flexible Work Proposal
Factors to consider:
Begin by giving some thought to the requirements of your work unit. Think about whether the essential requirements of your position can be effectively carried out under your proposed arrangement. Constructing a flexible work proposal includes consideration of who will be affected by the proposed change(s), solutions to possible concerns, and the perceived benefits. This will ensure the flexible work arrangement you are proposing meets your personal, family, social and/or community responsibilities, while also meeting the operational requirements of the work unit.
Remember that flexibility works both ways; you might like to suggest how the arrangement could be monitored and evaluated. You might consider speaking with other staff that are already utilising flexible work options and seek advice from Human Resources, particularly if you want to clarify the impact of the change on superannuation, long service leave and other entitlements. It is a good idea for managers to request a copy of the flexbile work proposal from the staff member before arranging a face-to-face meeting to discuss the proposal.
When evaluating a proposal, managers should:
Factors to consider: