The Military's Workplace Flexibility Framework
American University Labor & Employment Law Forum, 2012
41 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last revised: 26 Mar 2013
Date Written: January 3, 2012
The return of combat troops from Iraq provides a valuable catalyst to take stock of the use of workplace flexibility in the U.S. military and for other employers supporting the military community. Workplace flexibility is a tool the military can use to support its operations, improve the recruitment and retention of military personnel, and fulfill its obligation to support veterans and military families. While the unique mission critical needs of the military are an inescapable variable when creating workplace flexibility policies, the military must meet the workplace flexibility needs of its services members and their families to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Armed Forces. This article provides an overview of the legal framework for workplace flexibility for the military community, and observations about themes evolving from those laws.
Keywords: workplace flexibility, military, employment law, work-life
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