Workplace Flexibilities: Guidance for Supervisors Assisting Employees with Childcare Needs

Many area K-12 students are engaging in virtual learning and childcare facilities are closed or have reduced capacity. UW–Madison understands that employees who are parents, guardians, or caregivers may face unprecedented challenges in balancing family and work responsibilities. To help support employees and to lessen these challenges, the university expects supervisors and managers to work together with employees to identify and offer workplace flexibilities. This will assist employees in balancing family care responsibilities while meeting the university’s mission. Units, together with employees, may create a customized plan that meets both the employee’s personal needs and the unit’s business needs