Flexible Work Arrangements
A Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) simply means an alternative work structure and/or schedule.
RIT supports FWAs as a means to facilitate a desirable and productive work environment that supports the operational needs of the university while also being responsive to the changing professional and personal needs of our employees. It is a leadership decision on whether or not to pursue a FWA.
When planning for increased on-campus activity, colleges and divisions should decide which functions, positions (and people), and activities most need to be on campus to pursue an optimal student experience for the fall 2021 semester.
Requesting an FWA
Use the self-assessment to consider various impacts and remedies regarding flexible work arrangements.
- Do core responsibilities require extensive face-to-face contact with customers, clients, supervisors, other employees, or the public that can only be accomplished on-site? If so, how much?
- Do core responsibilities require ongoing access to equipment, materials, and/or files that can only be accessed on-site?
- Do any of the core responsibilities require that the work be performed on-site and approximately how much time is devoted to those responsibilities?
- Does a flexible work arrangement allow you to meet your performance goals, and the mission of the department and university?
- When considering the details of your work and interactions with supervisors, customers and colleagues using a flexible work arrangement, what barriers, obstacles or challenges might prevent you from accomplishing/maintaining high quality services or work?
- Considering your personal work style and situation and how it may influence your productivity or effectiveness, what will you need to do or change to be successful in a flexible work arrangement?
- As you consider an alternate workplace relative to comfort, privacy, access to necessary equipment, freedom from noise and other distractions, is it conducive to productivity and effectiveness?
- If you worked remotely in the past, and you, your supervisor or colleagues identified challenges, how will you remedy these?
- In what ways might changing the hours of your work schedule impact your work, customers, clients or colleagues? What can you do or change to address these?