Eastern Illinois University is committed to helping employees face the demands of child care issues promulgated by COVID-19 and K-12 re-opening/learning plans. Flexible scheduling can provide employees with increased flexibility with their work schedule while allowing EIU to maintain a progressive productive work environment to meet the work demands during this unprecedented period.
All Eastern Illinois University employees experiencing child care concerns (for their children age 13 or younger and any older children with documentation such as an IEP indicating that they may not be left alone, and enrolled in school), will be considered for alternative work scheduling on a case-by-case basis in situations where creative work schedules can be shown to accomplish both work objectives and personal goals. This policy has a sunset clause of Friday May 7, 2021, with return to normal on-campus work schedule on Monday May 10, 2021.
Guidelines for establishing appropriate flexible schedules are as follows:
It is important to reiterate that appropriate staffing must continue for each office/department and completion of work assignments should not be delayed due to a flexible schedule arrangement. A flexible schedule arrangement can be terminated at any time.
Flexible work arrangements are not appropriate for all employees or positions and this should not be considered a universal employee benefit. In order for a flexible work schedule to be approved, the employee must have a satisfactory attendance record, meet all performance expectations, and demonstrate the ability to complete tasks and assignments on a timely basis. The flexible work arrangement must not be disruptive to EIU’s support and delivery standards.