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K-State Today

June 28, 2021

Remote work policy to be released in early July

Submitted by Charles Taber and Jay Stephens

Dear colleagues, 

In March, we provided information on developing and implementing a new remote work policy as we move toward phaseout beginning Aug.1. The original plan was to release the remote work policy at phaseout; however, we now plan to release the remote work policy and guidance immediately after the July 4 holiday.

Details on the new policy will be available on the Human Capital Services website beginning July 6. As communicated previously, the policy will be fully implemented on Aug. 1 at phaseout. The information available on the website will include the new policy, a decision-making guide, resources and guidance for employees and supervisors, FAQs, and any required forms.

Department and unit heads will have the tools to make decisions, with approvals of their vice presidents and deans, about positions that make the most sense for remote work arrangements. Employees will be able to plan for the fall with certainty around those arrangements.

We are very thankful for all the work that has been done with our pilot groups and other partners on campus including the Office of the Provost, Human Capital Services, ITS, Risk and Compliance, the Office of General Counsel, Global Campus, Staley School of Leadership Studies, and the Division of Financial Services. The final remote work policy has been informed by these pilot experiences.

We will continue to engage with campus stakeholders, including shared governance groups, to fine-tune and update our remote work guidance and policy as we head toward full implementation at phaseout.  The future of work is evolving and K-State will meet that future with a strategic focus that serves our mission and employee engagement that drives us ahead.

Our priorities remain focused on achieving our mission and ensuring employee well-being in the post-pandemic world.


Chuck Taber
Provost and Executive Vice President

Jay Stephens
Vice President for Human Capital Services