UW MEDICAL FOUNDATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Job Sharing Guideline
Effective Date: 04/22/2013
Supersedes Guideline Date: 07/01/2008
As an employer, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF) understands the
importance and value of family in the lives of our employees. We also appreciate that
many people need to balance their professional lives with the needs and responsibilities
associated with family. When possible, UWMF will attempt to accommodate staffing
demands and employee family commitments by offering flexible employment options,
such as job sharing.
Job sharing is the division of the responsibility of one position between two employees.
Employees in a job share position divide hours in any method acceptable to themselves
and their supervisor, as long as the position is fully covered for all scheduled hours. It
is required that employees cover for one another when absences occur due to
scheduled and unscheduled PTO and leaves of absence (when possible as approved
It is important that employees in a job share position exchange information to ensure
each employee is as up-to-date as possible on all occurrences in the corporation,
department, and the specific position. Each employee must be sure to inform his or her
job share partner of changes in policy, procedure, or position functions that occur
during scheduled shifts.
Job share arrangements will be reviewed when turnover occurs and may be altered
depending on ability to recruit a new partner. If no replacement is found, the job share
may be discontinued, and you may be required to work the full FTE.