The approach of ‘if not, why not’ means that everyone employed in the NSW Government sector can begin a conversation about what type of flexible working might be available, regardless of the reason for why you might be seeking it.

It is important to prepare for a conversation with your manager about your flexible working arrangement. Use these resources to:

  • assess your options for flexible working
  • plan for a conversation with your manager on an ongoing flexible working arrangement
  • prepare your flexible working proposal

Employees Conversation Guide

Use this resource to learn more about flexible working and to guide your conversation with your manager.

Flexible Checklist

Use this checklist when preparing your flexible working proposal.

Proposal template

Use this template to prepare your flexible working proposal.

Dealing with manager concerns

You might also want to check out the common misgivings or concerns that many managers have, and a suggested way to resolve them