Message to Staff

UK outlined its work from home policy/process. Deans have the authority to delegate approval on the remote work requests and in our college, this will be delegated to chairs and unit directors. Our units are in the best position to know how to balance our services. We certainly want to be generous, safe and appropriate and we know what will keep our units running the best.

The Temporary Remote Work Form is automated so that supervisors automatically receive it when submitted by the employee. Supervisors need to discuss it with their respective chair or unit director prior to approval. 

Requests recommended for approval should then be sent to Dean Nancy Cox ( and copied to Tim West ( When the approval is made in the college it should not be sent back to HR.

If units, such as Extension, already have a work from home policy and system, it is not necessary to fill out that form. It should be recorded in another manner.

Supervisor support for temporary remote work

How to request temporary remote work

  1. Supervisor and employee discuss remote work options and policies
  2. The employee should submit the temporary remote work form. The form will automatically be sent to the supervisor.
  3. Supervisors need to discuss it with their respective chair or unit director prior to approval. 
  4. Requests recommended for approval are then be sent to Dean Nancy Cox ( and copied to Tim West ( 


An important option to facilitate social distancing is allowing staff members to work remotely on a temporary basis when it makes sense based on an employee’s job responsibilities and the University’s operational needs. If you are interested in temporary remote work during our COVID-19 response, please submit this COVID-19 telework form.

FAQs Temporary Remote Work

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