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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-T2-30: Condensed Work Week

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Brian Pearson
Manager, Employee Relations and HR Consulting
Human Resource Services
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees? The institution does not have to offer the option to all employees in order to earn this credit.:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

MODIFIED HOURS OF WORK FOR SUPPORT STAFF
The University of Alberta’s Support Staff Agreement contains specific terms for Modified Hours of Work which cover both compressed work weeks and flexible hours.

The Article (4.05) states:

(a) Where shifts and/or hours of work, different from those contemplated in clause 4.02 are initially proposed, the following terms will apply:

(i) The proposed terms must not result in a gain or loss in benefits or rights under this Agreement.

(ii) The proposal will not negate any terms in the Agreement; and any modifications must be specified in writing, including the positions or individuals to whom it will apply.

(iii) Such a proposal may only be implemented where the Union and the Employer have agreed, in writing, to the required modifications of the terms of this Collective Agreement, and the majority of the employees affected have approved.

Modified hours of work may be proposed by either the employees or the employer, and are implemented on a case-by-case basis, either for groups or individual employees.

Terms of the agreement vary on a case-by-case basis.

MODIFIED HOURS OF WORK FOR ACADEMIC STAFF
Generally, academic staff at the university are self-scheduling, or they negotiate hours of work with their managers. This allows individuals or groups of individuals to work hours that meet the needs of both the individual and the institution. The agreements with the academic staff association are silent with respect to hours of work.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.