Extending existing CALS remote work agreements through Aug. 31, 2022

CALS employees with existing remote work agreements:

  • With supervisory and unit approval, employees may extend their remote work agreement from the current end date of June 30, 2022 through August 31, 2022
  • CALS HR is partnering with departmental/center HR staff and supervisors/managers to automatically extend existing remote work agreements without the need to re-submit the online remote work agreement form
  • Employees will receive written notification no later than June 30, 2022 regarding the status of their remote work agreement extension request

For brand new agreements:

Beyond August 31, 2022:

  • CALS expects to revisit the current approach after the fiscal year given the number of significant leadership changes scheduled to occur at the system, campus, and college level in the coming months and based on the latest public health and operational considerations
  • CALS continues to expect most job responsibilities to be carried out primarily on-site and that all departments/units consider equitable application of the campus remote work policy


  • Remote working agreements only pertain to employees with remote work on a recurring, weekly schedule
  • Off-site work arrangements resulting from accommodations, for example, for medical reasons, will continue to follow the existing, separate process
  • Remote work agreements are unnecessary for workplace flexibilities, such as attending a dentist appointment
    • These nonrecurring flexibilities will continue to be agreed upon by employees and supervisors in accordance with UW–Madison leave policies

Please contact the CALS HR manager assigned to your unit with any questions.