Alternate Work Location Guidelines

The Flexible Work Arrangement business processes are conducted n Workday. All non-faculty requests must be submitted in Workday for routing and approval (previously approved AWL arrangements and flexible work schedules must be resubmitted for consideration). AWL guidelines should be reviewed and employee/manager trainings completed prior to submitting a formal request in Workday.

An AWL arrangement allows employees to fulfill their job duties remotely at a location other than the traditional primary duty station (i.e., office, laboratory, etc.) affiliated with the geographic location/facility associated with any Texas A&M University property.

AWL Campus Memo (12/9/2022)

Recording: Q&A Webinar for Alternate Work Location Arrangements (1/4/2023)

AWL Arrangements at TAMU

AWL Types:

  1. Fully Remote AWL - A designation of an AWL which allows for employees to fulfill all their job duties from an AWL. This arrangement does not require the employee to report to the primary duty station and allows them to fully function in their role leveraging technology to work and communicate.
  2. Partially Remote AWL - A designation of an AWL which allows an employee to fulfill their on-site responsibilities at the assigned primary duty station while also providing flexibility to perform assigned functions from a designated work location. In this AWL arrangement, employees may be in an AWL some, most or all the work week.

Work Location Definitions:

  • Primary Duty Station - The place of employment associated with a traditional university campus facility or university owned/leased property/space serving as the worksite or physical location where employees perform work.
  • Designated Work Location - A fully remote work assignment where work duties are regularly performed as specified by employer and suitable to an AWL arrangement because of the nature of the functions and business need associated with the location of the position.


AWL Guidelines & Training

The following guidelines outline and explain the specific terms and conditions that must be followed if an AWL arrangement is approved. These procedures do not apply when Texas A&M requires employees to work at an AWL for special circumstances. 

Employee AWL Guidelines

Manager AWL Guidelines

Employee and Manager Training


AWL Resources


University SAPs, System Policy and Regulations