Utah Valley University
Policies and Procedures
|Section||Human Resources||Approval Date||Jun 11,2008|
|Subsection||Conditions of Employment||Effective Date||Jun 11,2008|
- This policy sets forth the basis for and procedures to be used when considering, initiating, and maintaining a Work-at-Home Agreement.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Utah Workers Compensation laws
- Department head : Means the administrator(s) that reports directly to the divisional vice president.
- Work-at-Home : Means a workplace agreement whereby some or all of the employee's job duties are performed at the employee's residence (or another approved alternate work location). For purposes of this policy, a Work-at-Home Agreement is limited to situations whereby the employee, on a regular, continuous basis, (as opposed to a sporadic, unscheduled, "once in a while" basis) performs the job duties at his/her home.
- Work-at-Home Agreement form : A form on which proper authorization of a Work-at-Home Agreement is documented.
- Employee : For the purposes of this policy, individuals employed by the institution, except faculty (including adjunct faculty) and students.
- The standard of the institution is to have work performed on institutional premises. The institution may permit Work-at-Home Agreements in accordance with this policy (332) or the procedures contained herein.
- Implementation of a Work-at-Home Agreement
- The employee and his/her immediate supervisor develop a written justification of business need or condition.
- This written justification must be submitted to, and approved by the departmental head and the respective vice president.
- Approval of a Work-at-Home Agreement
- Approval of a Work-at-Home Agreement is made on a case-by-case basis and requires the completion and approval of, and continued compliance with, the Work-at-Home Agreement.
- Approval should be based on the position's duties and responsibilities, as well as the employee's record of performance and other factors pertinent to each individual situation.
- An employee's mere desire to Work-at-Home is not sufficient business need when granting approval.
- The approval of an employee's Work-at-Home request does not mean that another employee who later may fill that same position, or who even has the same or similar job title or job description, will be authorized to Work-at-Home.
- An employee who changes positions or is reassigned to another position will be required to reapply for a Work-at-Home Agreement.
- Responsibility of the departmental head
- Receive approval from the vice president to initiate a Work-at-Home arrangement.
- Justify in a written document the rationale for granting the employee a Work-at-Home Agreement.
- Complete the Work-at-Home Agreement form and submit to it to the divisional vice president for final approval/authorization.
- Copies of the Work-at-Home form are available in the Human Resources office.
- After the agreement form is approved, submit the original signed document and any relevant attachments to Human Resources for file retention.
- Responsibility of the Work-at-Home employee
- Sign the Work-at-Home Agreement form and obtain appropriate approvals prior to working from home.
- Comply with the Work-at-Home Agreement.
- Termination/Modification of the Work-at-Home Arrangement
- The institution maintains, in its sole discretion, the ability to approve, deny, withhold, cancel or withdraw a Work-at-Home Agreement at any time.