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Policies Under Development

Proposed Policies

Significant proposed policies and policy revisions are published here, in draft form, for campus comment, as part of W&M's Policy Program

Policy on Telecommuting. The purpose of this policy is to allow employees to work at alternate work locations for all or part of their workweek.  The policy specifies the types of positions that are not eligible for telecommuting, and the factors considered in determining whether specific employees are eligible to telecommute.  

Policy on Travel to CDC Warning Countries. This policy establishes guidelines and a protocol for faculty, students and staff traveling to any country that is subject to a Level 3 Warning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  University-affiliated travel to CDC Level 3 Warning countries will require prior approval by the university’s Travel Warning Review Committee (the TWRC).  During the review period, the university has implemented the substance of the policy for the three West Africa countries currently on the CDC Level 3 Warning list: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

Policies under Review or Finalization

These are policies previously proposed and being finalized, or current W&M policies that are being reviewed and may be updated, revised, or eliminated.  

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure.  This policy and procedure is being updated to comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Title IX, and the Clery Act.  

  • Dog Policy (revisions to clarify exemption for service animals under development)
Ideas for New Policies or Significant Revisions

This is a non-exhaustive list of new policies that are being drafted, considered, or planned.  They may or may not come into being.  If you have questions or suggestions about these policies, please contact the Office of Compliance & Policy.  

  • Policy on employee contact with federal and state government officials
  • Lactation policy (policy relating to employees or students breastfeeding children or expressing milk)
  • Policy on hours of work and alternate work schedules