Temporary Remote Work Policy | KCTCS

Administrative Policies

Temporary Remote Work Policy

Policy Number: 2.20

Current Effective Date: 06/30/2020

Original Effective Date: 06/30/2020

Revision Dates: 0

Revision Number: 0

Revision Summary: creation of new policy

Responsible Official: Vice President, Administrative Services

References: Administrative Procedure 2.20-P

1. Purpose

This Policy facilitates continuity of KCTCS operations during natural disasters, pandemic health crises or other community hazards that may affect the health and welfare of KCTCS students, employees, and stakeholders by authorizing emergency Remote Work arrangements.

2. Scope

This Policy applies to all KCTCS employees and all KCTCS locations.

3. Policy

  1. Emergency Remote Work Arrangements. When the KCTCS President and respective College Presidents determine an emergency exists, KCTCS employees may be directed or permitted to work remotely.  

  2. Remote Work arrangements do not change work responsibilities but merely permit employees to work at off-site locations temporarily.

  3. KCTCS policies and procedures apply to work performed remotely.  However, emergencies present novel situations which may require temporary suspension or waiver of, or exemption from specific policies and procedures. Only the KCTCS President may waive, suspend, or exempt employees from compliance with KCTCS Policies. College Presidents have the sole discretion to temporarily suspend or waive procedures specific to their colleges and employees.  Waivers, suspensions, or exemptions shall be valid only if written. Lifting the emergency order or declaration automatically and without further notice revokes the waiver, suspension, or exemption.  Employees are immediately responsible for policy compliance once the KCTCS President or designee or College President has lifted the emergency order.

  4. Remote Work arrangements shall be governed by specific terms and conditions prescribed by KCTCS, the employees’ College, and work-unit arrangements made with employees’ supervisors.

4. Procedure

Administrative Procedure 2.20-P implements this Policy.