To provide guidelines under which staff and administrative employees may participate in a telecommuting program.
The Telecommuting Program is designed to provide guidelines under which staff and administrative employees may participate in home telecommuting. Telecommuting is defined as working in a space specifically set aside as an office in an employee’s residence (home office). The University supports telecommuting in order to meet operational requirements and when determined to be in the best interest of the University. Primary elements of the program include identification of work expectations, home safety and ergonomic considerations, consistent interactions with the University, and on-going evaluation.
All staff and administrative employees may participate in home telecommuting by mutual agreement between the employee and Dean/Director. Participation shall be based on a written and signed agreement containing the work schedule, performance expectations, duration of assignment, work place hazards assessment, equipment assignment and business related costs. The telecommuting agreement shall also include any reasonable accommodation provisions for employees with permanent disabilities, and employees with temporary disabilities. Employees are covered by the University Worker’s Compensation Program while actively performing in a telecommuting arrangement. Because participation in telecommuting is by mutual agreement, either the employee or the University may terminate participation at any time, normally with a 30-calendar day notice.
Where the provision of the Telecommuting Program are in conflict with the collective bargaining agreements reached pursuant to Chapter 12, (commencing with section 3560) of Division 4 of Title I of the Government Code, the collective bargaining agreements shall take precedence.
Telecommuting Home Safety Guidelines