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HQPR 3600.1
Effective Date: September 20, 2010
Expiration Date: September 20, 2015
Responsible Office: LM
Hours of Duty
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a. This Headquarters Procedural Requirement (HQPR) sets forth the hours of duty and tours of duty available to Headquarters employees. In addition, the document establishes the responsibilities, procedures and requirements for determining work schedules in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including reporting requirements for the Web Based Time and
Attendance Distribution System (WebTADs).

b. NASA Headquarters supports programs that strengthen the strategic management of human capital, foster cooperation among all employees, increase employee productivity, and support the ability to attract and retain a diverse and talented workforce. Accordingly, it is NASA Headquarters policy to support employee participation in alternative work schedules (AWS) when they are compatible with the accomplishment of organizational requirements and when the
duties and responsibilities of individual positions lend themselves to such work arrangements.


This HQPR is applicable to all NASA Headquarters civil servant employees, excluding the NASA Shared Services Center and the Office of the Inspector General.


a. 5 U.S.C., Chapter 61, Hours of Work.

b. 5 CFR, Part 610, Hours of Duty.

c. 5 CFR, Part 610, Subpart D: Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules.


a. NPD 3000.1, Management of Human Resources.

b. NPR 3600.1, Attendance and Leave.

c. NASA Desk Guide #16, Work Schedules (Tour Types).

d. U.S. OPM, Handbook on Alternative Work Schedules.

e. HQPR 3611.1, Telework Program.

f. NPR 3771.1, Grievance System.

g. Collective Bargaining Agreement Between NASA and NHPA.


The Headquarters Human Resources Management Division (HRMD) shall gather and track data on various work schedules used by employees and analyze the data for trends and problem areas. In addition, findings and trends from Office of Personnel Management (OPM) employee surveys will be used to assess employee satisfaction with the availability of AWS. This data will be evaluated to identify areas of success as well as areas in need of improvement. Appropriate action(s) will be taken to address concerns raised to ensure that NASA Headquarters maintains a positive performance culture.


NASA Headquarters Alternative Work Schedule Desk Guide, undated.

Christopher T. Jedrey
Executive Director,
Headquarters Operations

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