No. We neither ask for a reason for your request nor does the reason play into its approval. FWAs are evaluated primarily on the effect they have on the operational requirements of the department.
Leave for caregiving, medical reasons etc. are not covered under this policy but may be available to you based on your specific situation. Please speak with Human Resources for more information about caregiving or medical leave.
As there are multiple levels of review and approval for FWAs, we ask that speak to your manager early to see what the timeline for approval will be in your department. Typically, Human Resources asks that we have the approval for the FWA from your RPC Chair one month prior to the beginning of the arrangement.
Your department is expected to provide you with a suitable computer (e.g. laptop) and, if necessary, a phone for your remote workstation. You will need to provide a desk/chair and any other furniture or equipment for your remote workspace.