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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the purpose of Skill Share?

A: During this remote work arrangement, we want to make sure we are fully engaging our staff. It allows us to fully maximize our employee skills and resources.

Q: If I accept one of the work assignments, who will I report to?

A: You will continue to report to your Supervisor. The Manager/Project Owner might also provide feedback regarding your performance.

Q: Do I have to have experience in doing the new task?

A: Some projects will require experience while others do not. This is also an opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally.

Q: How many hours per week will the projects take?

A: That will be determined by your Supervisor and the Manager/Project Owner.

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Q: If I have a current job that keeps me partially busy, can I still participate in Skill Share?

A: Yes, as long as it is approved by your Supervisor.

Q: Will I get paid more to do certain projects?

A: No. If selected for a project, it is a reallocation of your underutilized talent due to the remote work arrangement. Accordingly, it is considered a temporary work assignment and not additional duties above and beyond your current job description.

Q: Is this something that I am required to do?

A: You are required to work your regularly scheduled hours per week. Skill Share is designed to give you plenty of projects that will help to fill that time.

Q: How will you measure competency for selection to a project?

A: You might be interviewed by the Manager/Project Owner posting the project.

Q. Will WesternU provide guidance on how to use the Skill Share system?

A. Yes. If guidance is needed.

Q: Do I need to complete the projects on the internet? My service is spotty where I live.

A: Not all projects will require you to be online at all times. You may download work where permitted.

Still have questions? This is a new initiative and will be improved with time. Please share your feedback! We are working to continually improve your Skill Share experience. Submit any questions/comments to SkillShare@westernu.edu.