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Flexitime and Leave Arrangements from October 2021

By Bethan Smith, on 26 August 2021

As announced previously, a project has been underway to evaluate the future of flexible working arrangements in Library Services. The project has been assessing both the suitability of the current systems in use at UCL and the new modes of working at UCL supported by MyHR.

Following a series of focus groups with Library Services staff and consideration of the options available, the project board has agreed to move to MyHR from the start of the new leave year. As a result, the MyFlexi system will be disabled from 1st October 2021 and the management of leave and absence will move to the UCL MyHR system.

Flexible working patterns will still be supported, where roles allow, and further detailed guidance on the new processes will be published during September. Management of these patterns will switch to local arrangements between line managers and their staff.

Ahead of these changes, please note the following steps we are asking you to take now:

  • Please notify Library HR of how much annual leave you want to carry over to the next leave year (up to 5 days or pro-rata equivalent), by 15th September 2021. This will be entered centrally on MyHR as a one-off process – in subsequent years the carry-over will happen automatically. Adjustments will be possible after 15th September 2021, but you and your manager will need to use MyHR self-service for this from 1st October 2021.
  • If you want to book (or approve) leave for dates beyond 1st October 2021, please now use MyHR to submit and manage these. Full guidance will be updated on LibNet during September, but for now please follow the instructions available from the MyHR help pages. Please note: you will need to be on the UCL network (e.g. VPN) to access both the user guides and MyHR itself. If you have not used MyHR user guides before, you will need to create a username and password for the knowledge centre. You can view or save an Employee Self-Service guide and/or a Manager Self-Service guide.

We have also created a temporary local guide to booking and approving leave on MyHR for this purpose.

Please look out for further updates in the coming weeks. In the meantime, questions on the above two steps can be addressed to the Library HR Team and any other questions about the proposed change can be sent to Bethan Smith.

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