Flexible Schedules

Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

Flexible Schedules

DFAS has established an Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) program allowing qualified employees the flexibility to arrange work schedules to achieve a more desired balance between work, family or personal responsibilities.

DFAS also offers a flexible daily schedule. Flexible work schedules are subject to core hours and supervisory approval. Thirty to 120 minutes could be taken for lunch as long as a minimum of eight hours are worked during the day.

Examples of an eight hour work day with a 30 minute or 60 minute lunch:

  • Arrive at 6:30 a.m. and leave at 3 p.m.
  • Arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 3:30 p.m.
  • Arrive at 6 a.m. and leave at 3 p.m.
  • Arrive at 7:30 a.m. and leave at 4:30 p.m.

Authorized time worked in excess of your approved schedule, generally 80 hours every two weeks, is credited as compensatory time, overtime or credit hours. A maximum of 24 credit hours can be carried over every two weeks.

Page Updated: April 1, 2011