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Sustainability of working from home

Submitted: May 25, 2021
Last updated: June 22, 2021
Status: In Progress

Comment or issue submitted:

There is a huge push in Procurement to return to the office fulltime by Fall. WFH has proven to not only be beneficial for employees' work life balance, overall physical and mental health, but also sustainable. Most companies have transitioned to exclusively WFH, with higher pay; therefore, ASU should consider following suit in order to retain current talent. Being that ASU prides itself in being a sustainable university, senior leadership should be open to offering more WFH schedules, as 100% of our work could be done remotely and to stay competitive.

Resolution:


Telework during High Pollution Advisory Days

Submitted: May 24, 2021
Last updated: June 22, 2021
Status: In Progress

Comment or issue submitted:

Hello! I wanted to make the suggestion that since we have proven our capabilities with remote access (students, staff, and faculty), why wouldn't we set the benchmark in regards to telecommuting/remote learning during High Pollution Advisory Days? Many parts of the country suffer from all kinds of weather and have the ability to implement "Snow Days" or something similar to accommodate and keep people safe. With ASU's mission and commitment toward sustainability it doesn't make sense to me that we don't have a better plan in place. Companies like Intel have "work from home" policies in place for days when the is a high pollution advisory, why doesn't ASU set the mark? I think this is something that should be taken up with Dr. Crow so that it is proliferated to all organizations through out the ASU community.

Resolution:


Sustainability and mandate to return to campus

Submitted: May 21, 2021
Last updated: June 22, 2021
Status: In Progress

Comment or issue submitted:

The ASU staff has been remarkable in proving that we are competent, efficient, and effective working from home. At that same time, thousands of staff vehicles remaining off the road has contributed to the reduction of emissions, exhaust, and pollution. Would ASU leadership consider supporting the commitment to sustainability by easing the mandate that staff return to campus for those who would like to be either permanently remote or have hybrid schedules?

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