Flexible Work Guidelines

Flexible Scheduling

Staff may work modified schedules including flexible hours and condensed work weeks after consultation with and approval by their managers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, prior to implementing any modified schedule, managers and staff must take adequate steps and make appropriate arrangements to ensure that support services and University operations will continue without interruption while modified schedules are in place.

Flexible hours involve modifying starting and ending times of regular daily hours, while a condensed work week involves working the same number of hours per workweek or per pay period as required but in fewer days, similar to what is implemented during the summer.

Framework for Flexible Work Arrangements (day shift):

  • Schedule start times must be between 7am-10am
  • Schedule end times must be between 3pm-7pm
  • Condensed work week (35-hour week over a minimum of 4 days, with varying day off)
  • Establishment of minimum on premise staffing requirement by department/area

Remote Work

CUNY may permit an employee to work at home for all or part of their regular workweek. This type of alternative work arrangement may not be appropriate for all positions or employees. The manager will determine if the individual’s primary function can be effectively performed remotely. Access to necessary hardware and systems is also a factor in determining if a remote arrangement can be granted.

Those granted a remote work arrangement will be subject to the same performance standards for their position that were in place prior to the remote arrangement. Managers should clearly communicate expectations for work assignments, check-ins and any other parameters relevant to supporting a remote arrangement.

Employees who would like to work remotely should submit their completed and signed form to their supervisor as far in advance as possible. The supervisors should consult with the Office of Human Resources as needed and respond to the request within a reasonable amount of time. Once approved, the Remote Work Agreement should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources at hr@gc.cuny.edu.