Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests (TG-FWAR)

These guidelines set out how employees should request for FWAs and use them, and how employers and supervisors should handle FWA requests

About the Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests

Flexible work arrangements (FWAs) are an increasingly important part of inclusive workplaces. FWAs can be beneficial to employers and employees when implemented in a manner that suits both employees’ and organisational needs. FWAs are also a key component in talent attraction and retention strategies and can support business continuity when work exigencies arise. 

The Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests (TG-FWAR) sets out:  

  • how employees should request for FWAs and use them and,
  • how employers and supervisors should handle FWA requests.

These Guidelines set the minimum requirements that all employers are required to abide by and recommend other good practices for employers to consider in relation to formal FWA requests.

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will make reference to this set of Guidelines in supporting the adoption of FWAs and handling cases related to FWAs. These Guidelines will come into effect on 1 December 2024.

More details can be found here:  

TAFEP’s monthly briefing: Flex@Work - Understanding the Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests

This session is designed for employers, supervisors and human resource professionals who want to understand the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees under the Guidelines and how they can adopt the TG-FWAR and implement FWAs more effectively.