Teleworking Guidelines for Managers and Employees
Managers must determine who is essential and who is able to work remotely. This will vary by department and may change over time based on the needs of the university and its operations.
In your role as manager, be sure to provide guidance to your employees who can telework using the guidelines below.
- Be clear with employees about remote work expectations and priorities.
- Collaborate with your employee to determine a daily/weekly work plan of tasks and projects.
- Ensure you have updated contact information for your team members.
- Be flexible and trust employees to get their work done.
- Check in with your employees at least once per day.
- Encourage teams to stay connected with regular check-ins to coordinate workloads. Make sure employees have what they need to be successful.
- Be sure employees understand the appropriate treatment and storage of confidential and sensitive information as well as equipment while working from home.
- Remind employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
For employees who can telework, please follow the guidelines below to stay engaged and productive in your daily work.
- Make sure you have what you need to be successful working remotely (see Working Remotely Tips).
- Get clear expectations and priorities for your work from your manager.
- Collaborate with your manager to determine a work plan of tasks and projects.
- Be responsive and available through email, phone and virtual meetings.
- Make sure you have access to the files, applications and contact information that you will need.
- Build flexibility into your schedule.
- Check in with your manager at least once per day.
- Remain accessible for group meetings and/or status updates.
- Stay connected with your co-workers, and coordinate workloads.
- Follow the appropriate steps for the treatment and storage of confidential and sensitive information as well as university equipment while working from home.
- Let your manager know when additional assignments or work is needed to fill work hours.
- Set expectations with family and friends.
- Be sure to focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.