Future of Work

Most B&F units that were fully remote during the pandemic began hybrid work models—with staff working a combination of on-site and remotely—on October 4, 2021. The arrangements are a pilot phase while teams adapt to this new way of working and evaluate adjustments that may be needed for the long term.  Other staff are continuing to adjust to having significantly more students, staff, and faculty on campus while performing their work onsite.

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It is important to acknowledge both the sense of anticipation many people feel about returning to a more “normal” work situation, as well as the continuing stress and anxiety that is being created by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are struggling with anxiety or other mental health issues, you can find information about the mental health services and resources offered to all U-M employees on the UHR website

All B&F employees who will be working on-site, even in a hybrid capacity, are required to complete the university’s COVID training. The module, COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M is available to all employees through MyLINC. 

Information about the university’s plans can be found on the Campus Blueprint website.

New Remote and Flexible Workplace Agreements

B&F employees who have received approval to work off-site must have an agreement on file with their department. University Human Resources has issued new documents for departments to use with employees. Find these documents and additional information in the Remote Work section on the UHR website.

Additional Information

Find additional information for employees, including answers to frequently asked questions, on the Campus Maize and Blueprint and UHR websites.


>>If you have any questions, please email us at bffutureofwork@umich.edu<<