Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-T2-30: Condensed Work Week

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rebecca Balkin
Administrative Coordinator
Office of Work/Life
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees? The institution does not have to offer the option to all employees in order to earn this credit.:

A brief description of the program:

Columbia University has a comprehensive flexible work arrangement policy that allows flexible work arrangements (FWAs) subject to meeting the needs and operational goals of the department with the approval of the department manager. This policy applies to all officers of administration, libraries, and non-union support staff of Columbia University.
The University offers FWAs as a way to meet the needs of its staff, and strengthens the University's position as an employer of choice. FWAs also have a positive environmental benefit by allowing reduced trips to and from campus. A FWA is any variation in scheduling work hours and/or location from the traditional on-campus daily pattern.
The categories of available arrangements are:
● Flextime
● Telecommuting
● Nine, Ten, and Eleven-Month Employment Programs

All formal FWAs must be approved by the department in advance and must allow the department to meet the business needs and operational goals. Departments decide whether to allow an individual to participate in a flexible work arrangement on a case by case basis.
The flexible work arrangement policy and the associated guidelines pertain to formal FWAs which occur on an on-going basis. Short-term and/or non-recurring FWAs are permitted by this policy as well. Such arrangements do not require that the formal process be followed, but need to be approved in advance by the department manager. Short-term arrangements may include adjusting a work schedule for a determined period of time (i.e. a day, a week, etc.).

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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