The Statistics Department, headed by ADVANCE Scholar Montse Fuentes, has adopted a faculty Workload Reduction Plan with continuation of salary for the purpose of providing a temporary adjustment in a faculty member’s workload to accommodate family-related events. This is the first such plan to be adopted by any academic department at NC State, and could be used as a model for other departments and academic colleges. The text of the plan follows.
Guiding Principle for Workload Reduction Plan
The Department of Statistics is committed to promoting a family-friendly work environment and recognizes that there are many family-related events that affect the balance between work and family life. As a result, the Department has adopted a Workload Reduction Plan with continuation of salary for the purpose of providing a temporary adjustment in faculty members’ workload to accommodate family-related events. This Plan provides an extended option for faculty members to manage their professional and family responsibilities and complements the University’s leave policies. Under this Plan, full-time faculty members who are appointed to a tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track position are eligible to receive one course reduction. The course reduction will run concurrently with any leave provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Medical and Parental Leave for 9-Month Faculty. Should leave taken under either FMLA or Medical and Parental Leave for 9-Month Faculty extend across two semesters, the faculty member has the option of taking the course reduction during the semester in which the family matter occurred or in the subsequent semester.
The Workload Reduction Plan covers family-related matters that require temporary, but
intensive attention of a family member. Should a faculty member and his/her spouse or
domestic partner both be eligible for a work-load reduction under this Plan, either one, but not both, may take the course reduction. For twelve-month EPA employees, the workload reduction applies only after the employee has used the lesser of one-year’s worth of sick leave or his/her accumulated sick leave.
Related University Policies:
Family and Medical Leave, http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/leave/fmla.php
Medical and Parental Leave for 9-Month Faculty, http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-05-30-01