Telecommuting Form for Student Employees & Graduate Assistants
Bowling Green State University supports alternative work arrangements that promote productive work environments and enable student staff to balance work and other responsibilities.
This page is designed to help you understand BGSU’s policies around flexible work schedules and the process for submitting a proposal to alter your work location. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions.
It is important to note that telecommuting arrangements are discretionary benefits extended to eligible student staff and should not be viewed as automatic or permanent. Ultimately, any arrangements must be in the best interests of both the University and you.
The University recognizes that some positions may easily adapt to alternative work arrangements while others may not. It is the University's policy that all requests will be reviewed, and all requests will be considered based on the following definitions.
The job duties of an onsite position cannot be performed remotely and must be performed on campus. Student staff in these positions will not be eligible to adjust the location of their work but may be eligible to request a flexible schedule or compressed workweek arrangement if it does not lead to overtime pay.
For a hybrid eligible position, at least some work responsibilities can be done offsite without loss of productivity, but some onsite presence is required for in-person collaboration with department members and other team members. Some hybrid eligible positions may necessitate flexibility on the part of the employee who, with reasonable notice, may be required to adapt their schedule to meet unit needs.
All job duties can be performed off-site without disruption to other student staff or productivity levels. It is expected that staff in these positions are available during customary operating hours for the department/unit. Remote eligible positions are covered by the university’s telecommuting policy, see above.
How to Submit a Proposal
All staff members except those covered by a collective bargaining agreement are eligible to submit a request for a telecommuting arrangement to their immediate supervisor. The University encourages employees and managers to work collaboratively to align expectations before submitting a proposal.
Please note: A request for a flexible work arrangement or telecommuting agreement cannot be used as the basis for an adverse action against an employee.
To submit a Telecommuting Arrangement proposal, you will first provide the name and email address of your supervisor. You will then be emailed a link to fill out and sign an online form. The form asks for you to describe your rationale, the address of your off-site work location, how many days you propose to work remotely (minimum of three for a Telecommuting Agreement), and which campus you normally work from.
Submit a Telecommuting Arrangement Proposal Form
Once submitted, your immediate supervisor will receive and review your proposal. It is the University’s policy that telecommuting agreements will be considered regardless of the reason for the request, if the request is operationally feasible, or if the individual meets the performance criteria.
Updated: 05/05/2022 04:26PM