As we continue to return to a “new normal,” one aspect of life at McMaster has undoubtedly changed: how and where we work. Newly released university Flexible Work Guidelines will assist managers and employees in navigating the flexible work arrangement process.
While the frequency of how often a person can take advantage of flexible work arrangements will continue to be managed by supervisors and leaders, the guidelines establish a standard process for employees and managers to propose and approve an arrangement and ensure consistency in how they are made within faculties and departments.
There are a number of resources available to employees to support their wellbeing and mental health, including:
- Visit the HR Events and the Employee Well-being webpages for upcoming online wellness sessions and additional initiatives
- Explore the psychological well-being resources available for employees and managers
- Look into our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Smart Coaching offerings such as Parenting, Caregiving and Wellness coaching.
- A Way Through seeks to support people in managing grief, loss and bereavement during COVID-19 by making resources more accessible and fostering community support.
McMaster Human Resources provides an updated guide and checklist to support those who have been working on campus throughout the pandemic and those who may return to campus in some capacity. If you are approved to work onsite, here are resources to support you.
For information on safety measures and COVID reporting, please visit the Health and Safety page.
Whether it is due to weather, a scheduled absence, emergency or illness— online collaboration and productivity tools provide continuity. University Technology Services (UTS) provides IT tools and services to support your work on or off campus.
- Click here for a tech readiness checklist. And if you haven’t yet reset your password, here’s information on how to do that.
- Cyber security is an important consideration. Here is information on phishing and resources to keep your data safe when working remotely.
To assist with your decisions around work arrangements and operational needs for your team, please consult McMaster’s Leader Decision Guide.
Additionally, the COVID-19 Supervisor Guide and Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines During COVID-19 both contain key information for chairs and employment supervisors.
A handy one-page checklist to help supervisors work through remote, hybrid and in-person work arrangements and required safety measures.
Consult HR’s updated guidelines for seeking or providing accommodations based on any protected ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Many leaders have carried heavy workloads and responsibilities during the pandemic. The McMaster Okanagan Committee prepared this toolkit with the intent to make their jobs easier – to provide them with quick and helpful reminders and tips that they can consider and employ with their teams as we return to campus.
For most up-to-date information on COVID-19 safety measures for fieldwork and on campus research, please visit the Vice President, Research’s website.
The guidelines outlined in this document will assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to Research Lab Use and will help to ensure the appropriate COVID-19 health and safety considerations for the protection of all members of the McMaster community.
The guidelines outlined in this document will assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to fieldwork and will help to ensure the appropriate COVID-19 health and safety considerations for the protection of all members of the McMaster community.
The MacPherson Institute provides individual and group consultations for instructors seeking pedagogical support and technological expertise.
MacPherson has resources in place to support remote teaching options and information to enhance your home recording and virtual classroom setup.
Click here for McMaster’s MS 365 hub and here for the new Discover and Learn MS 365 and Zoom website (users must be logged with their McMaster email and password for access to the Discover and Learn site).
The Faculty of Engineering also provides additional online teaching tool instructions and tips.
For information on academic appointments, tenure, promotion and faculty supports — please visit the Office of the Provost’s dedicated web page. This resource also includes frequently used forms, policies and guides of interest to faculty.