Hybrid Working Protocols

Dear Campus Community:

For the health and safety of our community, and in accordance with CUNY and NYS policies concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, Guttman has implemented a series of changes in work protocols that will affect the way we conduct business for the foreseeable future. These changes include the following:

– Most full-time employees, with some exceptions, are expected to maintain a 35-hour a week schedule. Schedules should be maintained by each department head and flexibility is highly encouraged. Hours of availability (if different from the regular schedule) must be discussed and agreed upon between the supervisor and staff member.

– Full-time staff who are on a bi-weekly schedule must continue submitting timesheets on a regular basis. Any annual leave or unscheduled leave must be requested and approved in advance. Temporary disability leave should be used for your own illness or to take care of a sick family member (up to 3 days in the academic year). If you wish to take any time off from work; please ensure to follow office protocols for requesting time. We have also provided the link to the Advance Approval of Leave form.

– ECP staff, CSM and Library faculty must continue submitting their Monthly Timesheet on a timely basis, as should the full-time faculty with the prompt submission of the Monthly Sick-leave Exception Reports through the Guttman Forms System.

– Part-time staff (College Assistants and Non-Teaching Adjuncts) should continue to submit their timesheets on a bi-weekly basis to Guttman Forms System.

– For information about COVID-19 New York State Sick Leave, please visit the COVID-19 New York State Sick Leave site.

As we continue in this hybrid working environment CUNY has provided flexible work arrangement guidelines for supervising and managing your team.

CUNY Flexible Work Guidelines Website

CUNY Remote Work Request

Reasonable Accommodations HR webpage

General Accommodation Request Form

Supervisors should be actively engaged and work with staff to develop daily routines and check-ins so that business operations continue without interruption. All staff who are working remotely are subject to the same standards that were in place for their position prior to this arrangement. For more information and guidance about teleworking protocols, please refer to the CUNY toolkits below:

Manager’s Guide to Remote Work

Tools and Rules for Remote Working: A Guide for Employees

Stay healthy and safe,

Your friends in HR.