Flexible Work Arrangements: Telecommuting

Fixed and variable work arrangements involve flexibility in schedules ('flextime'). There is, however, another type of variable work arrangement that involves flexibility in location, called telecommuting. Telecommuting is defined as a work arrangement in which some or all of the work is performed at an off-campus work site such as the home or in office space near home. Communication may be by phone, e-mail, fax, and pager. Equipment may be owned and maintained by the employee or by the University.

Your Rights and Obligations Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL)

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)

It is the policy of the University of California to provide Pregnancy Disability Leave to eligible employees in accordance with the California Pregnancy Disability Act (PDL). This notice is an overview of your rights and obligations under PDL. If you are eligible, and the leave you have requested pursuant to University policy or union contract qualifies as PDL, you will receive up to 4 months or 88 working days.

Pregnancy Disability Leave

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides up to four months (88 work days) leave during the time a woman is actually disabled and unable to perform her job due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Upon the documented advice of her health care provider, a pregnant employee may request temporary reassignment to a less strenuous or hazardous position. If the employer can reasonably accommodate such a request, it must be granted.