Flexible Work Arrangements

Ora Hirch Pescovitz posing for a headshot while sitting on a couchA Letter from President Pescovitz

Welcome to the Flexible Work arrangements web page. Oakland University is committed to promoting a culture of flexible work arrangements as one of many ways to better serve our faculty and staff, and to make Oakland University one of the most desirable places to work in Michigan.

The work arrangement options you will learn about here are the outcome of internal and external research that focuses on addressing employee needs and professional aspirations in ways that intend to enhance morale, job satisfaction and overall productivity.

The University continues to explore opportunities to enrich workplace flexibility while honoring collective bargaining agreements and employment guidelines. If you are a current University employee, I hope you look forward to learning more about our efforts. If you are a prospective employee, I am confident you will find that flexible work arrangements are among many ways we maintain a supportive and empowering work environment for our faculty and staff.


Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.

Flexible Work Arrangements Committee Mission Statement

"The expansion of workplace flexibility helps employees balance the demands of work and personal life and promotes employee well-being, retention, and achievement of Oakland University’s Strategic Plan initiatives."

Flexible Work Arrangements Committee Members

  • Joi M. Cunningham, Co-ChairAssistant Vice President, Academic Human Resources
  • Ronald Watson, Co-ChairAssociate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Stefanie Attardi, Assistant Professor, OUWB
  • Lateacha Staya Allums-Carr, Office Assistant, Graduate Study
  • Mark Gordon, Police Chief
  • Laila Guessous, Professor, SECS
  • Heidi Lyons, Associate Professor, CAS
  • Michelle Piskulich, Associate Provost
  • Theresa Rowe, Chief Information Officer
  • Maria Ebner Smith, Assistant Dean, SHS
  • Marie VanBuskirk, Assistant Director, University Recreation and Well-Being
  • Josephine Walwema, Associate Professor, CAS