DELAY IN SCIENCE CLOCK
Scientific staff members may request a one-year delay of the tenure clock for:
- The birth or adoption of a child,
- A serious illness requiring a prolonged absence from work, or
- A life-threatening condition of a spouse or child requiring frequent absences from work.
Subsequent status reviews will take place one-year later than would have occurred without such a delay. Delay may be granted only once during the appointment period.
For complete details on the delay of the tenure and science clocks, refer to Section B-1-11 of AURA’s policies and procedures found at: www.aura-astronomy.org.
FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES
Our lives are not always organized around a 9 to 5 work schedule. We allow you, in conjunction with your supervisor, to determine flexible schedules, which may include teleworking, a compressed work week, or a part-time schedule.
In general, meeting and program schedules for many Institute activities are scheduled to respect the demands of working parents with childcare responsibilities.