Howard University supports telework as a viable work option, when appropriate. The University has created a permanent telework policy for all regular full-time and part-time, non-union, non-faculty and non-student employees. Telework allows employees to work from home or an offsite workstation for all or part of their workweek. The new policy requires the submission of a telework agreement to the Office of Human Resources. Please see a few important points in of the policy below:
- Howard University considers telework to be a viable, flexible work option when both the employee and the job are suited to such an arrangement. Telework may be appropriate for some employees and jobs but not for others.
- Telework is not an entitlement and in no way changes the terms and conditions of employment with Howard University.
- Telework is deployed in appropriate situations in which the employee’s work can be performed reasonably at an alternate location to the employee’s HU office, without compromising work quality, productivity, customer service, or required office coverage.
- Telework as a reasonable accommodation, for a qualified employee with a disability, is not the subject of the Telework Policy. Those requests must be submitted to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity within the Office of Human Resources.