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Telework Supports a Healthy Life Balance

Highland Community College supports teleworking for non-union full-time and part-time employees (faculty are covered under the collective bargaining agreement) as a work alternative for those requesting telework under certain conditions. A Hybrid Telework arrangement is one where the employee has both an ongoing, regular telework arrangement and also works onsite. Intermittent Telework may be available for certain positions and will need to meet these same expectations. The College worksite remains the employee’s official work location. In defining a telework arrangement, the employee and their supervisor evaluate the benefits and concerns of telework, identify work expectations, and clearly communicate how expectations will be met.

A list of positions that are eligible for hybrid or intermittent telework has been created with the assistance of supervisors.

Hybrid Telework

The Hybrid Telework Policy, Procedure or Agreement is not intended to alter the at-will nature of the teleworker’s employment with the College. Eligible employees are able to hybrid telework for up to two days per week by completing a Hybrid Telework Agreement Form with the appropriate approvals before beginning a hybrid telework arrangement. The procedure to request telework is different from the procedure to request reasonable accommodations under any applicable law, including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are requesting to work from home as an ADA accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

Intermittent Telework

Different than an ongoing schedule of Hybrid Telework, on occasion, an employee may request short-term Intermittent Telework. This may be to take care of home repair, light child care supervision, etc. Following the general guidelines and with the approval of the supervisor, this may be permitted. Intermittent Telework is generally less than a week and often would be a single day.