Flexible work

Find greater satisfaction in work and life by working remotely or adjusting your schedule.

In HR, we encourage supervisors and employees to work together to find creative ways of meeting the needs of the university while providing greater flexibility than traditional work arrangements.

We know flexibility when possible helps everyone thrive at work and outside of it. That's why work-life sensitivity is one of our university's values.

What could flexible work look like?

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Remote work

Work can take place off-site for all or part of the workweek on a regular basis. Working from a home office one or two days per week is a common arrangement.

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Tips for working remotely

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Adjusted hours

This flexibility exists only outside of core hours of business, as defined by each supervisor. Core hours may be mid-day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when meetings take place, for example.

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Compressed work week

A standard workweek can be compressed into fewer than five days. In some positions, working four 10-hour days or three 13-hour days is possible.

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Reduced hours

In most cases, reducing hours involves a pro-rated salary and benefits. Read about the several options available.

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Phase into retirement

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Employees

Checklist

Get prepared

Our checklist offers insights and questions to consider at each stage, from prep to conversation.

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Request flexible work

Our form helps you write your proposal, sends it to your supervisor and copies our HR Work-Life manager for reference.

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Optimize your remote work

Our top 10 tips for working from home highlights benefits and challenges to keep in mind.

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Supervisors

Know our policies

Our full policy on hours of work describes important details about breaks and schedules to consider for all types of flexible work, including flex time.

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Talk with your team

This checklist sets you up for success at each step, from initial conversations about flexible work to reviewing proposals.

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