Mode of Work Designation
In his March 25, 2021 message, President DeGioia announced Georgetown University’s intention to return the full community to campus and resume more regular activity for the Fall 2021 semester. The University developed a Return to Campus plan to achieve that goal. A primary component of the plan has been the evaluation of the modes of work for staff and AAP positions to provide flexibility while meeting the operational needs that allow us to achieve our educational and research missions. This process will have two phases.
Phase 1: Mode of Work for 2021-22 Academic Year
The Department of Human Resources worked with the schools and business units across the University to determine how to best serve the returning residential and on-campus academic and research community. Once approved by the appropriate campus EVP/COO, each staff and AAP position received one of the three mode of work designations defined below.
The University will regularly review how the return to campus plan is proceeding and adjust its practices as necessary. These adjustments may include changes to work mode status designations.
Employees work on campus during all of their regularly scheduled work days. Employees with this designation who have not already been on campus regularly should discuss the date they are expected to return to campus with their managers.
Employees work on campus a scheduled number of days each week and telework the other days, as determined by their managers. Hybrid employees may be required to come to campus intermittently on their scheduled telework days to support unit operations at times of increased demand.
Employees telework full-time. Telework employees may need to come to campus intermittently to support unit operations at times of increased demand, as determined by their managers.
Phase II: Beyond 2021-22 Academic Year
The 2021-22 academic year will be a transitional period during which we learn a great deal about the most effective ways to fulfill the University’s mission and maintain a strong sense of community in a new work environment. In the coming months, the Department of Human Resources will work with department heads and supervisors to add mode of work to update position descriptions. Recognizing this is a significant undertaking, we will complete this process in a timely manner and expect the project’s completion by the end of this fiscal year.
Important Information and Contacts
Georgetown University requires faculty and staff employees who will be accessing our campuses to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination through GU360 by Monday, August 9, 2021.
- Faculty and staff can get vaccinated for free on-campus or at any vaccination clinic.
- Vaccinated faculty and staff can use these detailed instructions for uploading vaccination documentation in GU360.
- Staff and AAP employees will receive two days of PTO upon submission of their vaccination documentation.
- Employees can email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on scheduling an appointment and receiving a deadline extension, if needed.
The Client Services team is available to answer any questions you may have about your work mode designation for this academic year. You can find the contact information for the client services partner for your area using the table below.