Tag: telework

August Round-Up of Important DOL Guidance and Regulations

September 3, 2020 1:18 pm

During the month of August, the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued a variety of regulations and guidance documents focusing on key employment issues related to COVID-19, including the paid leave policies within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and employers’ responsibility to track telework hours. Below is a brief... View Article

Checking in With Jenna Elmer: Each of Us Has a Heroic Path

April 22, 2020 8:57 am

CUPA-HR President and CEO Andy Brantley catches up with Jenna Elmer, assistant director for HR in facilities management at The University of Arizona. Jenna shares thoughts on listening, leading with grace, and helping each employee find a way to be active in the fight, whether it’s the person pulling on the hazmat suit, a supervisor... View Article

Checking in With Heather Hart at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Communication and Productivity Across Multiple Campuses

April 20, 2020 10:40 am

Wes Harmon, senior manager of learning and professional development at CUPA-HR, catches up with Heather Hart, executive director of human resources at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Lafayette. Heather shares ways her institution communicated across their 18-campus system and the work plans they developed to assist with identifying gaps and strategically deploying resources and people.... View Article

Checking in With Janet May at Houston Community College: Employee Well-Being

April 14, 2020 8:53 am

Wes Harmon, senior manager of learning and professional development at CUPA-HR, catches up with Janet May, chief human resources officer at Houston Community College. Janet shares ways that HCC has promoted well-being among faculty and staff by keeping the lines of communication open and consistently promoting flexibility, kindness, consideration and compassion. Related Resources COVID-19 Resources... View Article

Checking in With Susan Norton at Augusta University: Essential Employees and Leave Provisions

April 8, 2020 11:37 am

CUPA-HR President and CEO Andy Brantley catches up with Susan Norton, vice president for human resources at Augusta University in Georgia. Susan shares how Augusta’s definition of essential vs. reserved employees has evolved, and how the university is working to clarify leave and telework options for employees with a quick-reference chart and more. Related Resources... View Article

4 Tips for Keeping Your Newly Remote Team Engaged

March 26, 2020 11:23 am

For most institutions, the onset of the COVID-19 crisis required rapid response on countless fronts, including moving a substantial number of employees to full- or part-time work from home. However, as the technical and logistical dust has settled, and the reality of long-term remote work has set in, many teams have wrestled with finding a... View Article

4 Reasons to Consider Telework for Your Employees

June 5, 2019 12:37 pm

Telework is growing increasingly popular in the United States. In fact, for more than 4 million American workers, “the office” can be anywhere they want it to be. According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people telecommuting in the U.S. has risen 140 percent since 2005, and 3.2 percent of the workforce... View Article