You have a certain amount of flexibility regarding your work schedule, depending on the needs of your organization. Review the topics listed below, then discuss your options directly with your Supervisor.
While specific implementation is left at the discretion of the agency, there are various Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) options that may be available to you per Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guidelines:
An agency may implement for its employees an alternative work schedule (AWS) instead of traditional fixed work schedules (e.g., 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week). Within rules established by the agency, AWS can enable employees to have work schedules that help the employee balance work and family or personal responsibilities.
FWS consist of workdays with (1) core hours and (2) flexible hours. Core hours are the designated period of the day when all employees must be at work. Flexible hours are the part of the workday when employees may (within limits or "bands") choose their time of arrival and departure. Within limits set by their agencies, FWS can enable employees to select and alter their work schedules to better fit personal needs and help balance work, personal, and family responsibilities.
CWS are fixed work schedules, but they enable full-time employees to complete the basic 80-hour biweekly work requirement in less than 10 workdays.
There are a variety of ways that you can meet your basic work requirements via a schedule that is best for you. Depending on the specific needs of your office, you may be able to take advantage of a compressed or flexible work schedule at the discretion of your Supervisor.
For detailed information regarding Alternate Work Schedules at Headquarters Marine Corps, please click on the "Alternate Work Schedule (AWS)" button to your right.
For more information regarding the work schedules (including AWS options) as specified by OPM, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/worksch.