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Quality of Worklife

Alternative Work Schedules (AWS)
AWS allows employees to work schedules other than the traditional 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week with fixed starting and quitting times:

  • Flexitime allows employees to vary the times they arrive and depart work within preset parameters, and to earn and use credit hours.
  • Compressed Work Schedules allow employees to fulfill the basic work requirement of 80 hours in a bi-weekly pay period in less than 10 working days. HRSA has two plans:
    • 5-4/9: an employee works five days one week and four days the alternate week. During the nine work days, the employee works eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day; or
    • 4-10: an employee works four ten-hour days each week.

Flexiplace allows employees, based on specific criteria, to work at home or at other approved locations remote from the conventional office site. The terms, "flexiplace," "telecommuting" and "teleworking" are synonymous and include working at home or other satellite locations.

Child Care
HRSA Rockville headquarters in the Parklawn has a licensed on-site child care facility, Healthy Beginnings, 301-443-0726.

Child Care Tuition Assistance
All full- and part-time HRSA employees whose adjusted gross family income is $40,000 per year or less may apply for child care tuition assistance in the amount of $75 per week/per child, not to exceed the cost of the child care. The child must be in the custody of the applicant, enrolled or approved for enrollment in a licensed/regulated child care center or under the care of a licensed child care provider and age 13 or younger, or 18 or younger if physically or mentally unable to care for him/herself. HRSA benefits are reduced by the amount of any State, county or local child care subsidies. Applications are processed on a first-come/first-served basis and may be submitted for review at any time.

Transportation Assistance
The Transhare incentive program offers transit subsidies to employees who commute to work by public transportation or registered vanpool.

Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to assist with concerns that affect the quality of work and family life. The EAP provides assistance, intervention and/or information that can assist employees in addressing job-related and personal problems, including assistance locating child care and elder care.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
VLTP allows civilian employees to donate annual leave to other Federal employees who have medical emergencies and who have exhausted their own leave.


Elizabeth M. Duke, PhD

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

1,600 employees

Budget Authority
$6.85 billion in FY 2008

HRSA distributes approximately 90 percent of its funding in grants to U.S. States and territories, public and private health care providers, health professions training programs and other organizations.

HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mailing Address
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857