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Develop the AWA plan

The manager or department head must document alternative work arrangements by developing a plan that includes:

  • The alternative work arrangement and how it might be changed;
  • What equipment will be used and who will provide and maintain it
  • Information security
  • The duration of the alternative work arrangement
  • How leave and holidays will be managed
  • How emergency or weather-related closing will be managed

The manager and employee must agree to the terms of the alternate work arrangement plan before the employee may work a schedule that differs from the University’s standard hours of work. The alternative work arrangement plan is to be authorized by the department head, in consultation with the employee’s manager, recorded in the employee’s official personnel file.  The manager and employee should also retain a copy.


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