Students attend classes and live on campus, making it important that many services be offered in-person and on campus. As such, student- or employee-facing departments are required to maintain an appropriate level of staffing at the campus work location. That may mean either no or limited options for employees in those offices to work remotely.
If I worked remotely before the pandemic under an approved arrangement, will that continue?
What are UCF’s plans for the fall semester?
UCF plans to return to pre-pandemic operations this fall, in alignment with directives from the State of Florida and Florida’s State University System. We expect that all members of our community take personal precautions, including wearing masks indoors and getting vaccinated to protect themselves if they are able to do so.
Can I work remotely from another state?
No, not without provost or vice president approval. Employees who move out of state while working remotely must notify UCF immediately.
When is remote working an option for employees at UCF?
Decisions about remote work arrangements must consider the effectiveness of the individual to perform their work assignments remotely and the impact it has on their team and the institution. Remote working is not an option for all employees, and approval of a remote work arrangement is a privilege that is not guaranteed.
For more information about remote working arrangements, visit HR’s website.
Can I work remotely if I am ill?
Communication with your supervisor is more important than ever when you are working remotely. You should keep your supervisor informed about your health status and decide together whether you are well enough to work remotely or need to use accrued leave to cover any hours not worked.
How much time can an employee work remotely?
Our expectation is that remote working arrangements will be hybrid schedules, meaning hours completed at both the central workplace and the agreed upon remote workplace. Agreements should at most be two days remote, and most often only 20% of a work week. Full-time remote work will be approved only in rare situations.
How long can a remote work arrangement remain in effect?
A remote work agreement can be approved for up to a year. At that time, the agreement must be evaluated and re-approved to continue. The employee or department may, at its discretion, implement, continue, discontinue or modify remote work arrangements at any time, with appropriate notice to the employee and HR.
Can my work arrangement be discontinued?
Yes. The employee or the department can discontinue the remote work arrangement at any time based upon the needs of the department or the employee’s performance.
How are student employees impacted by the remote work policy?
The remote work policy does not apply to OPS student employees. However, we encourage supervisors to speak with their student employees about their departments’ plans and what they mean for student employees.
Who can approve remote working arrangements?
The decision to allow remote work arrangements lies with the dean, director or department head or designee. Requests for more than 2 days remote or for any period of out-of-state work also must be approved by the provost or appropriate vice president.
Does the policy apply to me if I am part of a collective bargaining unit?
The policy applies except to the extent that it conflicts with any provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.