New teleworking guidance and other policy updates
While the majority of campus staff are currently teleworking due to the pandemic, UWHR is working with leadership to set the foundation for what the future of telework may look like at UW, post-pandemic. The following new and updated guidance may assist departments with planning:
- Teleworking during COVID-19 policy – Outlines temporary COVID-19 related exceptions to our telework policy, such as working with dependents at home.
- Telework policy – Updated version of the existing telework policy for staff.
- Remote work location and out-of-state work policy – Builds on the telework policy by highlighting additional considerations and rules for staff working out-of-state.
- International remote work for staff and student employees policy –As previously communicated, this policy clarifies University policy regarding working internationally and describes a required temporary exception approval process.
While additional resources and guidance will be developed as we navigate the return to on-site work, please contact your HR consultant with questions as they arise. UWHR has also updated the following information online:
- The Temporary layoff policy has been updated with civil service rule changes (effective 12/28/20) for classified non-union employees which now allow:
- Classified non-union employees to be furloughed for 60 days, an increase from 30 days.
- Notice of temporary layoff for classified non-union employees to be less than 7 calendar days if urgent budget or operational issues exist.
- Unemployment fraud is on the rise again. UWHR’s Unemployment FAQs have information about how employees can report fraud to the Employment Security Department (ESD) through ESD’s Unemployment benefits fraud webpage, and how to also inform the Integrated Service Center.
- UW employees working remotely can accessworkplace posters and a list of UW public posting locations on the recently updated UWHR required workplace poster webpage.