Alternative Work Arrangements (Telework)

In the event we experience a pandemic influenza outbreak (and/or as approved), this division will follow a comprehensive preparedness plan developed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). To assist us in making sure we are able to fulfill our mission, while at the same time preparing and protecting our workforce, OPM provides policies on leave, pay, hiring, alternative work arrangements and other critical human resources issues which agencies can use should a pandemic influenza outbreak occur:

CSD Staff may consider alternative work arrangements, given these outlined procedures for Federal and CIRES employees:

Federal (as per DOC Work Life Issues: Telework)

  1. Review the DOC Telework Policy PDF file, the OAR Telework FAQ PDF file, and the Telework Information overview.
  2. Contact your Supervisor and agree on the terms and objectives for telework.
  3. Complete the required telework training via the CLC (refer to the Telework Information overview); send a copy of your training certificate to the division Telework Coordinator (303-497-3134, Jeanne Waters).
  4. Complete the DOC Telework Application Package PDF file; obtain signatures and give to the division Telework Coordinator (303-497-3134, Jeanne Waters).
  5. Remote access of division resources (file servers, printers, etc.) requires use of VPN software. If you do not already have a VPN account, or VPN software installed, contact CNRG (303-497-5817, cnrg@noaa.gov)

CIRES (as per CIRES Policy on Alternative Work Schedules PDF file)

  1. Contact your CIRES Supervisor, and Science Advisor (if applicable), and agree on the terms and objectives of an alternative work schedule.
  2. Email a formal request to CIRES Human Relations (303-492-1168, Karen Dempsey)
    • clearly state the alternative work schedule requested and justification for it
    • copy your CIRES Supervisor and Science Advisor (they will independently forward their approval of the alternative work schedule)
  3. The CIRES Director will review the request and notify involved persons of approval or questions.
  4. Remote access of division resources (file servers, printers, etc.) requires use of VPN software. If you do not already have a VPN account, or VPN software installed, contact CNRG (303-497-5817, cnrg@noaa.gov)