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flexible work request

(7 Posts)
thisismypassword Tue 15-Mar-16 13:51:37

I work in a secondary school as a teacher. I submitted my request on February 21st and have heard nothing and HR is not answering my calls.

How long is an acceptable time to wait??

centigrade451 Tue 15-Mar-16 17:18:46

10 days is reasonable. I can't imagine HR would be that busy.

Kellyann22 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:01:34

Hi, they have 3 months to reject or approve your application for flexible working hours. After that they should write to you with agreed t and cs or if refusal with business reasons and you may be able to complain this refusal. Hope this helps

thisismypassword Wed 16-Mar-16 10:23:01

Thanks kellyann. I'm going to write a letter anyway and it'll arrive when it'll have been a month since submitting the request. There are no governors so it's not like they have to wait around for them!

thisismypassword Thu 17-Mar-16 13:34:35

I just read a union website and it says 28 days for a meeting. Then you have 14 days to appeal the decision then they have another 28 to respond.

It's nearly been 28 days now and HR is very difficult to get a hold of on the phone. Left a message 2 days ago. I'm sending that letter tomorrow at the latest.

TiredButFineODFOJ Thu 17-Mar-16 18:58:24

They used to have to "respond" arrange a meeting to discuss in 21 days, now they just have to agree or decline the request within 3 months.
I'd recommend emailing HR (though they don't usually make the decision, it's your manager/director etc)

Rainuntilseptember Fri 18-Mar-16 15:53:56

Leaving HR aside for the moment, has your head agreed to this in principle? I have waited months in the past as they basically had to wait to see if they could fill the other part of my job.

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