Flexible Work Schedule and Telework Options FAQs
Who is expected to submit the Flexible Work/Telecommuting Request Form? Accordion Closed
Employees who are requesting a flexible schedule arrangement (outside of standard hours for their position/department) and/or requesting to work all or part of their schedule from a remote location must complete the request form.
Does my supervisor have to approve my flexible schedule/telework request? Accordion Closed
Yes. Supervisory approval is necessary for a flexible schedule or remote work. Not all requests can be approved due to the nature of the work involved.
What factors will be considered to approve a flexible schedule/telework request? Accordion Closed
Supervisors will consider requests for flexible work schedules or telework options based on the individual circumstances. This includes the nature of the job duties, the current performance of the employee and the business needs of the work unit. All decisions will be made in light of NAU’s commitment to providing a vibrant and active Fall 2021 experience for all students, staff and faculty.
If I already have an approved flexible work agreement or workplace modification, do I have to fill out the Flexible Work/Telecommuting Request Form? Accordion Closed
Yes. Effective July 2021, the Flexible Work/Telecommuting Request Form is required to be submitted for any existing or new flexible work arrangements. This form will be routed through the appropriate approval levels in your chain of command.
If I want to work from home while in CDC recommended isolation or quarantine for a COVID-19 exposure or positive test, do I have to fill out the Flexible Work/Telecommuting Request Form request form? Accordion Closed
Generally, no. A quick, temporary arrangement for 1-2 weeks while an employee works from home due to isolation or quarantine can be arranged with the supervisor. If a longer time is needed, the request form must be submitted. Please note that not all positions or situations are suitable for remote work during isolation or quarantine and employees may need to use sick, vacation or other types of paid time off (or leave without pay if all other accruals have been exhausted).
When planning to work remotely, how do I get help with technology, connecting to my email/files or other logistics related to telework? Accordion Closed
You should discuss options with your supervisor regarding equipment and access. For information on safely connecting from a remote location and how to get technology tools in place, visit the Information Technology Services (ITS) Tools and Technology page.
Can student employees and part-time temporary employees work remotely? Accordion Closed
Student employees and part-time temporary employees may be allowed to work remotely if there is work to be done remotely, the appropriate equipment, access and data security is in place, and the arrangement has been approved by the supervisor (or any other appropriate approvals in the department). Supervisors and employees must ensure that all university policies and requirements of the position are followed.