flex·​time | \ˈfleks-ˌtīm \
variants: or less commonly flexitime \ˈflek-​si-​ˌtīm \

Definition of flextime 

: a system that allows employees to choose their own times for starting and finishing work within a broad range of available hours

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And what about a more-seasoned professional looking to rally her stagnant troops or considering instituting a flextime policy? Robin Givhan, Twin Cities, "If a book can have poise, Ivanka’s ‘Women Who Work’ does — but that’s all," 11 May 2017 A quote from Nelson Mandela introduces the section that encourages women to ask for flextime: ‘ James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: How Nancy Pelosi kept Democrats united behind Obamacare," 3 May 2017 Though Copenhagen’s all-in commitment to flextime is unusual, arrangements such as telecommuting and flexible working hours have been around for a while, with nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce doing some work from home. Raymond Fisman And Michael Luca, WSJ, "Why We Don’t Value Flextime Enough," 3 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of flextime

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flextime

flex- (in flexible) + time entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of flextime

: a system in which employees are required to work a certain number of hours but are allowed to choose their own times for starting and finishing work

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