Alternate Work Location Guidelines

Staff (non-faculty) requests for Alternate Work Location (AWL) arrangements within the United States must be submitted in Workday for routing and approval. To submit an AWL request, use the Flexible Work Arrangement business process in Workday. Alternate Work Location guidelines should be reviewed, and employee/manager trainings completed prior to submitting a formal request in Workday.

NOTE: International Alternate Work Location (IAWL) requests for staff (as well as faculty and graduate assistants) must follow Standard Administrative Procedure 33.06.01.M0.03 International Alternate Work Locations and be routed for review and approval using the International Alternate Work Location (IAWL) Request Form prior to submitting the IAWL request in Workday.


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


Alternate Work Locations Arrangements

Alternate Work Locations Types:

  1. Fully Remote Alternate Work Locations - A designation of an Alternate Work Locations which allows for employees to fulfill all their job duties from an Alternate Work Locations. 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 Alternate Work Locations - A designation of an Alternate Work Locations 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 Alternate Work Locations arrangement, employees may be in an Alternate Work Locations 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.


Alternate Work Locations Guidelines & Training

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

Employee Alternate Work Locations Guidelines

Manager Alternate Work Locations Guidelines

Employee and Manager Training