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Workplace Strategies

Northwestern recognizes that the implementation of workplace strategies supports a variety of goals related to staff engagement and well-being and recruitment and retention.

Policy on Workplace Strategies

The policy on workplace strategies establishes a common, ongoing framework and definitions, with which school and unit leadership can implement various workplace strategies—including but not limited to remote work—in accordance with their operational needs. Please see the policy for the range of workplace strategies. To maintain the vibrancy that characterizes our campuses, the University expects that most employees will continue to work on designated campus locations for a majority (3 days) of their work week.

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Workplace Strategies Toolkit

The Workplace Strategies Toolkit provides information and resources to help understand and implement the policy. Resources are available for managers and individuals.

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Decision-Making Guidance Regarding Remote Work for School/Unit Leaders and Managers

When determining the extent to which a position can be performed on a remote basis and/or how many days the individual will work on-site, managers should consider the following criteria:

Additional Policies

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