Telecommuting allows employees the flexibility to regularly perform work at alternative sites in order to accomplish their work more effectively. The opportunity to telecommute is a privilege that is granted to employees at management’s discretion. Successful telecommuting arrangements serve the needs of individual employees and their departments.

The following guidelines are presented to help managers, supervisors and employees develop employee telecommuting arrangements that are clearly understood and to the benefit of the department.

Occasional work off-site, including work while traveling on University business, does not constitute telecommuting and does not require a formal agreement. However, occasional off-site work must be approved by the supervisor.

Consult with your HR Business Partner if you have questions about telecommuting at UCOP.