People Services

Flex Place

Okanagan College’s new Flexible Work Policy takes effect on Dec. 1, 2022.

Flowing from the policy, the new Flex Place procedure was developed as a result of the College’s Work From Home Pilot.  This procedure affirms OC’s commitment to employee wellbeing, work-life balance, EDISJ, sustainability and additional Inspire goals.

Employees who participated in the pilot and are not making any changes to their flex arrangements do not need to re-apply. If seeking changes to existing arrangements, these employees can re-submit an application in Etrieve. 

If you are applying for a flexible work arrangement for the first time, please follow the steps in the employee guide and submit your request in Etrieve. The online submission only takes a few minutes.    

Eligibility

Flex place work arrangements can potentially apply to all employees of Okanagan College. 

Flex Place work arrangements do not apply to all jobs and positions. These arrangements may not be suitable in cases where:

  • the functions of the position require a face-to-face, on-campus presence in order to meet student and employee needs;  
  • team projects require in-person collaboration; or 
  • departmental operational requirements demand an on-campus presence.  

Flex Place work arrangements are not entitlements; all Flex Place work arrangements are voluntary unless specified in the job description.