Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA)

We appreciate the dedication of our faculty and staff during the pandemic, and understand the benefits many employees have seen by working remotely.  Where possible and appropriate, we encourage department leaders to be flexible. However, some university activities are best conducted on campus, and a vibrant physical campus is necessary to creating an engaging and dynamic culture. All employees — regardless of position — are expected to be on campus for at least part of their work week to continue facilitating a culture of collaboration, engagement, and community.

Wayne State is offering Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) as part of a temporary pilot program through May 31, 2022, subject to be continued as is, with modifications or discontinued. An updated policy will be posted if a decision is made to continue the FWA offering following the completion of the pilot program. Meanwhile, please refer to the FWA Guidelines and General Information below for specific guidance on requesting and approving an FWA. The FWA Request Form is also included for making a request. Contact your Human Resources Consultant if you have any questions.

COVID-19 related leave

Should you contract COVID or need to care for a family member with COVID, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources representative for guidance on leave policies and options, such as sick time, FMLA leave, or other assistance.

Represented employees should refer to the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) for guidance on leave time.  For specific questions, they may also contact Employee and Labor Relations at 577-2081 or Faculty Affairs at 577-2257.  

Parking deductions for FWA

Employees on Flexible Work Arrangements or hybrid schedules may cancel their payroll parking deduction and pay upon entry if they choose. For additional information regarding parking needs, contact the OneCard/Parking Service Center at parking@wayne.edu or (313) 577-CARD(2273).


For questions about COVID-19 or testing protocols, please contact the Campus Health Center at 577-5041. The Ulliance Life Advisor Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to faculty, staff and their immediate family members. To speak to one of Ulliance's trained employee counselors, please call the toll free number, 24/7, 365 days at (800) 448-8326. You can also access additional LifeAdvisor Wellness resources