June 18th, 2020 - Alternative Work Arrangements Guidelines
CSU is to return to face-to-face instruction for courses that were previously offered in that format during the previous semesters. As we prepare to return to campus for the Fall term, we want to make sure there is clarity regarding alternative work arrangements (i.e. online instruction, telework). It is important to note that each individual's situation is unique, and this information is not intended to cover all scenarios.
The guidance we receive from the USG, CDC, and GDPH continues to evolve, and we are constantly adapting our policies and procedures to meet these guidelines. To that end, we offer the following guidance on requesting alternative work arrangements based on the information we know to be correct as of the date of this email. For information and updates, we encourage you to visit https://www.columbusstate.edu/covid-response/ regularly.
Requests for alternative work arrangements are given consideration on a case-by-case basis, and follow the ADA accommodation process. For those familiar with ADA, the law requires employers and employees to enter into an interactive dialogue and work together towards a mutually agreeable solution, which usually involves a reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation request is due to an employee's health condition, medical documentation is requested to help inform the process.