With COVID-19 cases on the decline and vaccinations on the rise, it is time to prepare for VCU’s on-campus living, learning and working experience. This timeline provides direction for staff and supervisors to work together on a phased return to on-campus work and deadlines for implementing flexible work arrangements.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Guidelines and frequently asked questions about Flexible Work Arrangement agreements are available on VCU Human Resources website.
The following timeline provides important dates for staff and supervisors as more members of the VCU community return to campus for fall 2021. Additional information and details will be communicated through deans and/or supervisors as school/college/department-specific decisions are made.
The academic calendar also outlines other important dates for the fall 2021 semester.
In April, VCU announced the intention to provide a robust and engaged on-campus experience this fall, which means more in-person classes and a flexible approach to working on-campus for many VCU staff members. Soon after, VCU conducted an employee survey regarding flexible work arrangements and working on campus. Decisions about flexible work arrangements and a phased return to on-campus work are based on input from employees and supervisors. Employees who telework reported feeling productive and connected to colleagues, said their jobs can be performed well either remotely or on-campus, and noted room to improve connection to the mission and students/patients. Key takeaways from the survey include:
FWA guidelines were developed to balance the need for a vibrant campus experience and in-person connectivity with the work/life needs of employees. A snapshot of FWA eligibility is below. Supervisors and staff providing direct support for the in-person student/patient experience will be required to work on campus all or most of the time.
Telework is not the only option for FWAs. The following options may be applicable to all roles.
Supervisors and employees should work together to explore options for flexible work arrangements including remote work, hybrid remote/on-campus work, compressed scheduling and job-sharing.
Additional information about Flexible Work Arrangements is available on the VCU Human Resources website.