Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
OP-T2-30: Condensed Work Week

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cathy Kropff
Interim Director of Hokie Wellness
Human Resources
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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:

Flexible work options (FWO), such as a condensed work week, are alternatives to the traditional "8-to-5" workday, the standard workweek, or the traditional workplace. FWO can help employees balance work and personal responsibilities while meeting business needs and objectives. Supervisors can also use FWO to promote productivity, improve job satisfaction, and develop management and leadership skills. Flexibility can enhance recruitment and retention of valuable employees.

Condensed work week and other alternate scheduling options fall under Virginia Tech Policy 4300, Hours of Work, which applies to all University and Classified Staff, as well as Administrative/Professional Faculty. Implementation is facilitated by a set of guidelines which address related issues such as leave, performance expectations, characteristics of appropriate positions and more. An on-line agreement form automatically routes employees’ completed forms to supervisors for approval, then to a central location where all active and pending agreements can be viewed by users and program coordinator. Announcements and articles regarding condensed work week and other alternate scheduling options appear in VT News regularly.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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