If I am eligible and make a request, does that guarantee I will be able to take advantage of a FWA?
Submitting a request in no way guarantees the establishment of a flexible work arrangement. All flexible work arrangements are at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor. Once the supervisor reaches a decision, it is not grievable by the employee. An employee whose request is denied should ask questions to understand the reason for the decision and learn what adjustments may be needed in terms of work or performance, if applicable. The supervisor may set goals for the employee to reach and/or a timeframe to wait before submitting another request. Keep in mind that a flexible work arrangement is not feasible for all positions.