Once employees who have been instructed to return to work on site arrive, there are several options departments should consider to maintain required social distancing measures and reduce population density within buildings and work spaces.
Remote Work: Those who can work remotely to fulfill some or all of their work responsibilities may continue to do so to reduce the number of individuals on campus and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. These arrangements, which will be approved by the employee’s vice president and human resources, can be done on a full or partial day/week schedule as appropriate.
Alternating Days: In order to limit the number of individuals and interactions among those on campus, departments should schedule partial staffing on alternating days. Such schedules will help enable social distancing, especially in areas with large common workspaces.
Staggered Reporting/Departing: The beginning and end of the workday typically bring many people together at common entry/exit points of buildings. Staggering reporting and departure times by at least 30 minutes will reduce traffic in common areas to meet social distancing requirements.
As part of Healthy at Transy, we are planning on how to best return to the workplace later this summer. As part of the process, Transy has developed two new policies — a telecommuting policy and an alternate work arrangements policy — which are linked below.
All employees who are interested in receiving consideration for alternate work arrangements must complete the Alternate Work Arrangements Request Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have previously submitted medical documentation for accommodations, you do not need to complete the form at this time.