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UTSA is currently operating through a primarily remote telecommuting workforce, with options for on-campus or hybrid work modalities as needed. The decision to shift to remote work was made in alignment with local, state and federal guidelines in order to help safeguard the health and safety of our campus community and to ensure the continued functioning of critical operations at the university.
Spring 2021 Updates
Work modalities for faculty and staff will continue to include on-campus, telecommuting and hybrid options in the spring 2021 semester. Existing telecommuting agreements have been extended until May 31, 2021. As our situation evolves, work modality options and telecommuting agreements will be reviewed as needed. Supervisors will provide employees with updates on modalities as needed and in advance of any changes.
Telecommuting for Staff
Division leaders determine which job functions can be performed remotely and which functions must occur on campus. For employees working remotely, supervisors will work with their employees to:
- Provide information on their ability to work remotely, based on the assigned functions of their position and the business needs of their department.
- Complete the Telecommuting Agreement prior to beginning work off campus. The telecommuting agreement applies to all staff and student employees working remotely. New employees who will work remotely must complete the agreement as part of the onboarding process.
- Work with employees to provide necessary tools.
- Provide advance notice for any change in work modalities.
Telecommuting for Faculty
Faculty, by and large, already regularly work remotely at locations away from UTSA campuses, including at their home, in order to fulfill at least some of their duties.
Because this period of remote telecommuting is unusual in its persistence and protracted nature, faculty members were required to complete a Telecommuting Agreement for faculty. The telecommuting requirement applies to all faculty, including faculty with administrative responsibilities - department chairs and college deans.