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Flexibility in the Workplace

Flexibility in the daily work schedule can aid the balancing of one’s professional and personal life.  The university has policies and programs that address schedule changes, time off (both paid and unpaid) and transitioning to retirement.  Individual policies detail guidelines for eligibility, procedures and individual responsibilities.

Your Workplace Flexibility Resources

Flexible Work Options
The university offers staff flexible scheduling and work week options to manage work and personal demands.  Guidelines are defined in the Flexible Work Arrangements  and Telecommuting policies in the Human Resources section of the university policy and procedure website.  Eligibility and business needs inform the approval process for the following staff flex-time options.

  • Flexible Start/End times
  • Compressed Work Week
  • Voluntary Reduced Work Time
  • Telecommuting 

Employee Telecommuting Request Form
Telecommuting Guidelines and Procedural Checklist for Managers

Please refer to the Flexible Work Arrangements and Telecommuting policies for additional information.

Leave of Absences
Caring for others or for oneself may necessitate a leave of absence.  Illness, injury, the birth of a child, adoption of a child, or the pursuit of professional development opportunities may be aided by a leave.

  • Guidelines and Leaves of Absence policy
  • Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability policy
  • Family Medical Leave Act policy
  • Personal Leaves policy – for Staff

The policies referenced above can be found in the HR section of the university policy and procedure web site.  For additional questions please contact the Benefits Department at 312-362-8232 or by email to

Planning Time Off
The Academic Calendar can be helpful to staff when planning vacation time, observing university holidays and enjoying the holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s.

If you are considering retirement review resources available regarding benefits for retirees and transition options.

Please contact the Benefits Department at 312-362-8232.