Several of us had reservations about working from home, but through the pandemic we found we have actually been more productive, able to live healthier lifestyles, and feel like we are contributing to sustainability goals by not commuting and increased savings in overhead costs. We understand there is a desire to have staff back on campus, particularly student-facing staff. Some of us would prefer to continue working remotely all the time, but it seems there is a blanket perception among leadership that in person is a better way to operate without making the case that it is actually so in all circumstances. This seems like an obvious disconnect for such an innovative institution, but it seems people who ask about this option are frowned upon. To what extent or under what circumstances might ASU consider or even encourage staff, especially non-student facing staff, to work remotely more permanently?
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Working from home
Many of us thrive with working from home and would like to do so after the phase back to campus. Can you discuss (1) the process of getting us all back to campus and (2) as more students come back to campus, do you see the university allowing more staff members to continue to work remotely?
What's the ASU policy on staff soliciting business for their second job? Several team members get solicitations from someone in senior leadership asking them to connect on social media in connection with their second job in real estate sales. This makes the team feel uncomfortable, first by not knowing this person had a second job, then the fact this person is senior leadership so they feel obligated to connect and possibly use their advertised service. Is there any ASU policy regarding outside employment and solicitation to others? Thanks!
Several university policies may be applicable to this situation. SPP 312: Employment outside ASU and SPP 801: Employee Conduct and Work Rules, outline expectations of behavior for staff employees. Additionally, ACD 125: Computer, Internet, and Electronic Communications Information Management Policy outlines appropriate usage of university owned computers and resources. Concerns of a violation of a university policy can be directed to leadership within the unit or to Human Resources.
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