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Alternative Worksite Arrangements

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Alternative Worksite Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has led many institutions to have conversations about the nature of work, particularly when it comes to workplace flexibility. The University of Nebraska is no exception.

We have spent a number of months discussing what work can and should look like at our university. The result is a new system-wide Alternative Worksite Policy that will apply to staff across the four campuses. Please note that faculty are not currently impacted by the policy.

The Alternative Worksite Policy creates a consistent set of processes for hybrid, remote and out-of-state work at the University of Nebraska.

With the policy, the university system embraces a flexible work environment, with appropriate parameters, recognizing that workplace flexibility is an important part of our goal to be an employer of choice in a competitive market for talent.

At the same time, our policy makes a clear statement about the value of an in-person, vibrant campus culture – something our students expect and deserve, and which is crucial to the overall success of the university.

Are you a staff member with questions?

Please contact your supervisor or campus Human Resources office.

Remote vs. In-Office Work

Alternative Work Arrangement is an agreement that enables eligible employees to have a work location that is not on-campus. If you work for the University of Nebraska, live in the state of Nebraska, and currently have (or would like) to have an alternative work arrangement, please read the policy and FAQ below.

When will the Alternative Worksite Policy go into effect?

January 1, 2023

Out-of-State Workers

The Out-of-State portion of the policy applies to any University of Nebraska employee who lives outside the State of Nebraska, including those who may be living internationally for any period of time, and who performs any work for the University in that other location.

There are different next steps for employees who work in comparable and non-comparable states—so please read the full policy and FAQ below.


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