At this time (March 13, 2020), UW-Green Bay campuses remain open and essential services will remain available. Employees are expected to report to work. However, there exists a greater need during this time to accommodate requests for flexibility in work relationships, including telecommuting. To that end, UW-Green Bay (in accordance with UW System Interim Policy #1200-01) is providing managers and employees resources in order to work through short term telecommuting arrangements. Please see the available resources below:
- Short-Term Telecommuting Request – Employees may utilize this form to request a temporary telecommuting arrangement. This form must be approved prior to an employee starting the flexible work arrangement. *Those who wish to begin telecommuting on Monday, March 16th will have until noon (12:00 p.m.) on Monday, March 16th to return this form to their respective Area Leader. Area Leaders (cabinet-level positions) have the authority to approve these requests and forms may be routed electronically.
- UW-Green Bay HR Short-Term Telecommuting Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 –This document provides additional guidance related to telecommuting arrangements which may be requested on the Short-Term Telecommuting Request.
- Supervisor Guidance for Managing Remote Workers during Emergency Conditions – UW-Green Bay recognizes the value and benefit of telecommuting in appropriate work environments. This guidance will assist supervisors managing employees working under an approved short-term telecommuting arrangement.
In the event that the number of approved flexible work arrangement or accommodation requests in a particular area results in an office closure, the area must follow the guidance set forth in HR 14-17-3: Office Hours and Institutional Closures Policy. Permission by the Chancellor to implement discretionary closure remains subject to the Area Leaders discretion and will only be implemented in an individual office with both the Chancellor’s permission and area leaders consent.
For more information about flexible work arrangements and employee leave, please see the UW System Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness website.