I am pleased to announce the University has reaffirmed the Flexible Work Arrangements Policy. Flexible arrangements, including remote working, compressed schedules and flex time, will continue to be available for eligible employees.
Current, approved flexible work arrangements will continue. As we transition from the initial phase of the Policy, Deans and Vice Presidents will be reviewing current flexible work arrangements for their units and may make modifications to meet unit needs. To modify a flexible work arrangement or submit a new arrangement, please do so in Workday. You’ll find complete step-by-step instructions in this job aid.
I want to thank the more than 600 staff and managers who participated in the survey. Your responses confirmed that eligible employees are making use of the policy, appreciate it, and feel that it provides benefits to them and the University. View the summary of the survey results.
More than 300 comments were submitted, including suggestions for improving communications about the policy, assuring that it is implemented equitably, increasing the number of days allowed for remote work, streamlining the administration of the policy and expanding access. During July and August, Human Resources will review these recommendations and identify enhancements to how the policy is implemented. Any modifications will happen during the fall semester.
I would like to thank Lap-Pun Lam and Masela Obade in Institutional Research for their assistance with the survey.
The Flexible Work Arrangements Policy is quite detailed, and the University encourages employees to read it carefully and discuss their options with their supervisors. Questions about the Policy may be directed to the general Human Resources mailbox at email@example.com.
David L. Vernon
Vice President for Human Resources