Remote Work employees spend most, or all, of their working hours outside the traditional place of work. They differ from teleworkers in that their visits to campus are infrequent, their location is sufficiently far away that daily commuting is not possible, or the position is designed specifically for off-site work.

There are crucial steps that need to be taken before initiating or approving remote work situations, both domestic and international. Remote work creates significant implications to your work. If you are considering remote work, you must first consult with Human Resources and Payroll (  If your remote work location is considered a “hazardous area’, you must also consult with the University Travel Advisory Committee. Additionally, please remember that student workers are not eligible for remote work through Mason.



 Flexible Work Agreement

 International Remote Work Agreement



Still have questions about Remote Work? See our Remote Work Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


International Remote Work

Please complete the International Remote Work Agreement if you are an international remote worker.

For additional international remote work forms, please visit the HR & Payroll International Employment page.

For questions about international remote work, please contact the International Tax Office.


Additional Resources for Remote Workers

• Unique to Remote Work

• Telework and Remote Work: What’s the Difference?


Special Considerations for Remote Workers

1. You must complete withholding and tax forms for the state in which you reside.

• Federal

• State

2. If you are hired directly into a Remote Work position, you must complete the I-9 form prior to or on your first day of employment.

• Federal law requires that all employees hired after November 6, 1986 and working in the U.S. must complete a Form I-9.  Section 1 must be completed on or before the employee’s first day of work for pay and Section 2 must be completed within three business days of the first day.  If an employee has been hired to work at a remote or off-site location and/or is not physically available on campus to present the document(s) for verification, the hiring department must contact HR & Payroll.  Please call the HR & Payroll Customer Service Center at 3-2600 and they will refer you to the team who handles remote I-9 procedures.

3. Your travel to and from a Mason campus can be considered official business. Work with your supervisor to address the frequency of and budget for these visits.