Summer 2022 Telecommuting

Thank you for your tremendous work throughout this spring semester. As the semester ends, we would like to provide clarity for telecommuting during the summer months.

Job responsibilities change for many during the summer months, particularly May 23 through August 5, when less students are on our campuses. Because of this, supervisors are encouraged to work with their employees to identify additional opportunities for flexible work arrangements or telecommuting during this time period.

It is important to remember, any flexible work arrangement or telecommuting arrangement must be guided by what is best for students, the campus community, and the operational needs of the unit and the university.

During this period:

  • At least one employee must be physically present in any area during operating hours.
  • Supervisors may also be considered for telecommuting from May 23 through August 5, as well.
  • Those requesting a telecommuting arrangement for the period of May 23 – August 5, must submit a modified approval form to Human Resources. This form must have prior approval from your supervisor. Staff who are already on an approved telecommuting arrangement, with no changes during the summer months, do not need to complete a new form.
  • Approvals for flexible work and telecommuting arrangements must follow the unit’s designated process for approvals.

As per the policy, telecommuting is defined as an arrangement of two weeks or longer that involves the completion of a portion or all of the 40-hour workweek from a designated off-campus location. Telecommuting arrangements cannot materially change the duties of the position or adversely affect academic and administrative services. Telecommuting arrangements also must maintain the equivalence of a full-time work schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at hrweb@kent.edu.