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Remote Work Reference Guide 

Remote work is a workplace option that allows work to be done at an alternate work site, such as the home, for one or more days a week. There are a number of potential benefits to remote work including:

  • In an emergency when the employee cannot get to the office, University operations can continue
  • Potential savings in utilities, office space, and parking
  • Employees have more control of their work environment, which can lead to increases in performance and productivity.
  • Remote work may provide a method of accommodating employees with disabilities, such as those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The purpose of this webpage is to provide general information about remote work, resources and guidance to remote employees, and to assist supervisors in identifying positions appropriate for remote work as well as managing remote employees.

Remote Work Agreement

Prior to an employee working remotely, a remote work agreement must be executed and approved. The agreement specifies the terms and conditions of remote work, which includes verification by the employee and supervisor that the home office provides work space that is free of safety and fire hazards. The agreement must be signed and agreed to by the employee, the supervisor, the appropriate higher-level supervisor, and Human Resources.