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Pamplin Telework Principles

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July 16, 2020

Pamplin understands the need to be flexible with regard to allowing staff and A/P faculty to telework during the pandemic. Pamplin’s priority is for the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff and students. In addition to university guidance, for academic year 20-21, we affirm the following:

  1. Where an employee’s work can be performed in a remote setting, it is our desire to have them work offsite. This will minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
  2. Each unit and department is unique, but each has a need to continue to operate in a professional manner and to service Pamplin’s constituents (students, faculty, university personnel, etc.).
  3. Each employee has a job description and job expectations that must be met whether working on site or in a remote setting. These expectations will include the ability to attend and actively engage in business meetings and to complete assigned tasks and duties in a timely and accurate manner. If the employee is struggling to complete work effectively and on time, those concerns should be shared with their supervisor to determine what accommodations or support may be possible.
  4. If job performance is hindered because of the telework option, whether due to internet access or other obstacles that can’t be resolved by having discussions with the supervisor, the employee must either work on site or work with human resources on leave options or the performance will be negatively reflected in the performance evaluation.
  5. Employees are expected to work 40 hours per week. In a telework environment, this may not be a regular 8:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F schedule but could include hours before or after this time frame, including weekends. This schedule should be coordinated with the supervisor and the telework agreement should be completed.