June 28, 2022
Last week, Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway announced the Rutgers Future of Work initiative, allowing for employees to utilize flexible work arrangements for a year-long pilot program, beginning on September 1, 2022.
The announcement comes a year after Holloway appointed a Future of Work Task Force to explore insights gained during the pandemic. Subsequently, the task force released a report, An Unprecedented Opportunity for Corporate Social Innovation: The Future of Work and COVID-19, which included a number of both short- and long-term recommendations for such a program, all of which were approved by the university president.
Holloway was quoted on tapinto.net saying, "Managing the university throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to be more flexible, resourceful and resilient while staying focused on what matters most to our students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve . . . As we launch the Future of Work initiative at Rutgers, we will make certain that our students are well-served - that they have reliable and consistent access to people and resources they need, both in person and online; that they can benefit from the best practices of technology-enhanced teaching and learning; and that we meet their physical and mental health needs as we also support the well-being of our employees."