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How do I initiate a Fulltime Telework/ R...

How do I initiate a Fulltime Telework/ Remote Work Agreement?

The employee cannot launch this form. Employees should request their manger/ department head fill out the  Fulltime Teleworker/ Remote Work Request Form (for remote workers outside of VA or outside of the U.S.). Please be sure to share the address you plan to work from with your manger. The form will be routed through the […]

What is the difference between the Flexi...

What is the difference between the Flexible Work Agreement Form and and the Fulltime Telework/ Remote Work Request Form?

The Flexible Work Agreement is designed to request Flextime, Compressed Work Schedule, Hybrid Telework, Fulltime Telework within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a Combination of these flexible work types. The Full Time Telework/ Remote Work Request Dynamic Form is only used to request remote work outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This form is for […]

How do I initiate a Flexible Work Arrang...

How do I initiate a Flexible Work Arrangement?

Whether you are an employee or a supervisor, the first step is to review the policies, procedures, and agreements associated with Flexible Work. The next step is to develop a proposal and discuss it with your supervisor and/or department head. During the discussion, ascertain whether the arrangement is feasible and how it would impact the […]

How can I access my pending, completed, ...

How can I access my pending, completed, or previous agreements online?

If you submitted a Flexible Work Agreement, you can access your pending, completed, or previous forms at any time on Mason Leaps by clicking “Performance”, “Performance Reviews”, and looking under “My Personal Reviews”. If you submitted a Remote Work Agreement, you can access your pending, completed, or previous forms at any time on the Dynamic […]

How long is a Flexible Work/ Remote Work...

How long is a Flexible Work/ Remote Work agreement in place?

The Flexible Work policy (University Policy Number 2202) requires that all new Flexible Work Agreements and Remote Work Agreements undergo a 90-day trial period. After the trial period, the agreement is reviewed and modified if necessary. The agreement may remain in place no more than 12 more months after the 90-day trial.  After 15 months, […]

Can my supervisor change my Flexible Wor...

Can my supervisor change my Flexible Work Agreement? Can I?

Yes. Supervisors and employees can change or terminate a Flexible Work arrangement. If the employee wishes to modify or end a Flexible Work Agreement, the employee must provide at least 5 business days’ notice. Management will provide at least 5 business days’ notice if the Flexible Work Agreement is to be terminated. The first priority […]

Can I be turned down if I want to utiliz...

Can I be turned down if I want to utilize a Flexible Work option?

Yes. Flexible Work is not mandatory, universal, nor an entitlement. The goal is to create a win-win situation that effectively balances the needs of the department and its employees. Flexible Work arrangements work best when they contribute positively to employees’ work/life balance, while not negatively impacting their productivity and availability. Supervisors need to assess the […]