Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Remote Work Arrangements

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Over the course of the pandemic, many employees have adapted to remote work. As we approach the fall term and plan for a safe return to campus, many employees will experience a transition period. However, depending on your role within the University, you may be eligible for a remote work arrangement.

A remote work arrangement (RWA) is a work arrangement where employees have approval to carry out some (Hybrid RWA) or all (Full RWA) of their work duties from an approved remote workspace. Formal RWA requests are initiated by the employee and are subject to the approval of the Manager and Dean, Department Head, VP or Designate. These arrangements, where possible, offer many benefits to the employee and the University as a whole.

If you are interested in a remote work arrangement, please complete the followings steps:

  1. Review the Procedure and the Guide to Approval and Implementation.

    These documents will provide you with an understanding of the requirements and ongoing expectations for managers and employees while engaged in remote work arrangements.

  2. Request a remote work arrangement.

    Employees can make a request through their managers. Managers may also solicit interest from employees.

  3. Complete the Assessment Tool.

    This tool will prompt you to consider the operational requirements and work involved associated with a remote work arrangement. There are sections for both managers and employees to complete when determining if a remote work arrangement will be possible. Please note that the assessment tool alone does not determine if an employee’s request will be approved or denied. The decision to implement a remote work arrangement is at the discretion of the department or faculty.

    All completed RWA Assessment Tools (approved and/or denied) are to be returned to your Human Resources Advisor.

  4. If approved, complete the Terms and Conditions form.
    Form provided by Client Services

    Remote work arrangements are subject to the approval of the manager and agreement of the employee. They must also be approved by the Dean, Department Head, VP or Designate. Remote work arrangements are established for a maximum term of one-year and will be reviewed once the term has concluded to determine feasibility moving forward. If a remote work arrangement is not approved, the manager should meet with the employee to discuss the reason.

  5. Evaluate the remote work arrangement.

    The ongoing evaluation of the arrangement will ensure continued success. An evaluation survey will be available at a future date to gather feedback from all participating employees and managers.

While the University does support remote work arrangements, where feasible, priority remains on ensuring operations and service delivery continue without disruption for the entire University community.