COVID-19 Communications

June 27, 2022 | Annual telework agreements and summer 2022 office hours – requirement updates

Dear UW Bothell staff and faculty,

We write today with updates on telework plans for the campus community during summer 2022 as well as next academic year.

Annual telework agreements

As we transition from COVID-driven arrangements to a regular mode of operations in the academic year 2022-23, we will continue to offer telework flexibility for eligible employees, while still ensuring service continuity and equity within teams. Service continuity includes having student-facing and public-facing offices be open throughout the academic year during our core business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

Building upon previous plans and policies regarding telework arrangements (see the announcements from December 2021 and January 2022), managers and employees should update their telework agreements annually and send signed copies to Organizational Excellence & Human Resources.

The next set of annual telework agreements are due to be completed by Sept. 3, 2022.

Summer 2022 office hours

Taking into account UW Bothell business needs, as student enrollment patterns shift during summer quarter, we will experiment with adjusted in-person office requirements for summer 2022. Offices should be open for walk-in or in-person appointments Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be open for remote appointments/services on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These summer schedule adjustments will extend through Sept. 15, at which time we will go back to all offices being open for in-person business five days a week.

The Activities & Recreation Center, per regular summer scheduling, will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Campus Library’s summer schedule is still forthcoming.

We hope this additional flexibility over the summer may contribute to staff coming back refreshed for the fall quarter.

Please be sure to communicate your individual and office plans — as well as any questions you may have — with your supervisor.

Thank you for all of the ways you contribute to our UW Bothell mission. We are all so very grateful for this special community.

– The Chancellor’s Executive Team

Kristin G. Esterberg, Chancellor
Lenina Arenas-Fuentes, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor
Rebecca Ehrlichman Blume, Vice Chancellor, Advancement
Scott R. James, Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Sharon A. Jones, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Gowri Shankar, Vice Chancellor, Planning & Administration
Caroline S. Titan, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion