Telecommuting is the practice of using telecommunication technologies to facilitate work at a site away from the traditional office location and environment.
- Enables a staff member to work from an off-site location for all or part of the regular workweek,
- May be appropriate for only some staff and jobs,
- Must comply with federal, state and municipal laws that apply to staff at GVSU. This includes, but is not limited to, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA),
- Will specify the number of hours to be worked at home and the specific time in which this will occur (eg., every Tuesday, the first Monday of the month, etc.),
- Is not an organizational-wide benefit that is available to all staff, and in no way changes the standard policies, terms, and conditions of employment with GVSU.
- GVSU does not cover or provide for the additional cost of an off-site office, including that of additional telephone lines, telephone use charges and Internet Service Provider (ISP) charges, etc.
- Staff members working under a telecommuting arrangement will come on-site for periodic meetings and interactions with the unit head/supervisor.
- Telecommuting does not connote the professional or management practice of working at home after hours to work on reports or presentations or to catch up on reading.
- If children or adults in need of continuing or extended care are in the home during the employee's at-home working hours, another individual should be present to provide the primary care.
Get the Form to request a Telecommunting Agreement.