CALS Remote Work Expectations and Guidance
CALS leadership Remote Work Expectations and Guidance for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year will be effective September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024. This guidance will continue to support a hybrid workplace environment for faculty and staff, while supporting the overall goals and mission of the college and UW-Madison as whole.
The Remote Work Expectations and Guidance will continue to allow CALS departments and centers and their supervisors the ability to determine what level of flexibility will meet the needs of their units to continue operations. We ask that each department or unit in the college continue to follow their approved philosophy on remote work. If revisions to the philosophy statement are needed, please submit changes to email@example.com.
The deadline to submit the new Remote Work Agreement form for the Academic Year 2023-2024 is August 14, 2023.
Employees may seek reasonable accommodations by contacting CALS HR DDR mailbox if an employee’s medical condition(s) may be better managed with an alternative work location arrangement. Non-recurring flexibilities to employee schedules (for dentist appointments, etc.) may be discussed directly with a supervisor.
The CALS Remote Work Expectations and Guidance will be reviewed each spring (prior to annual parking deadlines) for the next academic year with an effective date at the start of the academic year.
Please note that CALS continues to expect most job responsibilities to be carried out primarily on‐site and that all departments/units consider equitable application of the UW-Madison Remote Work Policy.
Please see information regarding Remote Work Agreement Appeals in the corresponding section below.
- Remote Work: Guidance and Resources for Supervisors
- Remote Work Suitability Assessment Guide for Managers
- Note: Each S/C/D determines the specific procedures for evaluating and approving or denying a remote work request. This resource is intended as a general resource. The process outlined in this resource may differ based on the S/C/D.
- Approver Workflow
- Approver Guide to Hard Stops, Risks, and Attestations in the Remote Work Agreement
- Leadership Coaching from the Office of Strategic Consulting
- Supervising in a Hybrid Work Environment
- CALS Process for Review of Denial, Modification, or Revocation of Remote Work Arrangements
- Employee Checklist for Completing a Remote Work Agreement
- Employee Access to Remote Work Agreement
- Employee Workflow
- Remote Work: Guidance and Resources for Employees
- Remote Work Policy Procedures Manual
- Sample Remote Work Agreement
The CALS Remote Work Expectations and Guidance will be reviewed each spring (prior to annual parking deadlines) for the next academic year with an effective date at roughly the start of the academic year (9/1).
If an employee’s remote work request is outside of their unit’s philosophy and the request is either denied or modified by a unit or supervisor, the employee may submit an appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org for Dean Gillaspy’s review.
Please include the following in the request:
- What is the unit’s current philosophy?
- What is the remote work request?
- Why should this be considered for approval despite being outside of the unit’s philosophy?
A written decision will be provided to the employee once the review has been completed. Dean Gillaspy’s decision regarding remote work requests is final and may not be appealed further.