COVID-19 Remote & Flexible Work Arrangements

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After identifying critical functions, managers, division heads, and Deans should implement work-from-home arrangements for their teams, effective immediately.

We expect that most of our faculty and staff will be working from home. However, for the University to deliver on our commitments to teaching, residences and critical research, and the services to support these activities, some employees will be required to come to our campuses. We remain committed to their health and safety. Managers should refer to the University’s Business Continuity website for guidance in determining these critical functions. In order for the University to continue its operations at this time, some employees may also be assigned to other duties.

We ask that where possible units implement flexible work arrangements (i.e. shifted hours of work).

If a division or department is unable to approve telecommuting arrangements for all staff due to operational requirements, employees who have been directed to self-isolate, are immunocompromised, or who must stay home due to childcare needs should be prioritized when creating individual work from home arrangements. Managers may only require employees to come to the University if it is not possible to perform the core duties of the work from home or it is not operationally feasible. Work from Home Resources:

The COVID-19 Temporary Special Telecommuting Work Arrangements Guideline is available on the HR & Equity website as a resource for employees and managers. Information Technology Services (ITS) has also prepared technical work-from-home resources to support employees accessing work material while telecommuting.