Approval of New Policy 101.22, Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements

Effective Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Newly Approved

University Policy 101.22, Flexible Work and Telework Arrangements for SPA and EPA Non-Faculty Employees, offers University administrators and managers a tool to structure flexible work arrangements, when appropriate. A flexible work arrangement should not be approved if it would disrupt the operational or staffing needs of a department. Key components of this new policy are: (1) teleworking is not an employee right; (2) University management may terminate a telework arrangement at its sole discretion; and, (3) the termination of a telework arrangement is not a grievable employment action under University or State policies. Teleworking arrangements that will be in place for more than ninety days must be recommended for approval by department and division administrators, and then pre-approved by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, prior to implementation. Teleworking arrangements will be approved for a maximum period of one year and successful arrangements will be considered for renewal.