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Flexible Work Arrangements and Policy

Flexible and Remote Work Arrangements and Policy

The University supports flexible work options when they can optimize the needs of the University and its staff. Flexible work options are intended to provide a work environment that fosters flexibility and work-life balance for employees while meeting the operations and business needs of the respective units and the University. Flexible Remote work, as described below, may take the form of 1) Full-time remote work schedule, 2) Hybrid work schedule, 3) Flexible work schedule or 4) Sporadic work schedule changes.

 Flexible and Remote Work Policy

  • Benefits to SCU
    • Increase employee engagement and productivity
    • Increase available talent pool
    • Retain existing employees
    • Engage a talented and diverse workforce
    • Ability to pivot rapidly with little impact
  • Benefits to Employees
    • Reduction in commuting time
    • Better work/life integration
    • Less stress
    • More opportunity for exercise and healthy eating
    • Work at optimal times and location resulting in more productivity 
  • Types of Arrangements 
    • Full-time Remote Work Schedule: a schedule that permits an employee to work full-time from a remote location in the states SCU allows.
    • Hybrid Work Schedule: a schedule that permits employees to work from an alternate workplace.
    • Flexible Work Schedule: a schedule with variations in an employee’s starting and departure times that are outside of a standard shift (for many employees, this is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
    • Sporadic Work Schedule: allows an employee to leave early for appointments and telecommute afterward
  • Conditions Applicable to Full-Time Remote Work & Hybrid Work Schedules