As with many questions, this one depends. Even older children or a self-sufficient older relative can distract you from your work. It’s important to be honest with yourself and your supervisor. Are your children old enough and mature enough to be self-managing? Do family members understand the boundary between work and non-work? Will you be […]
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FAQ Category: Hybrid Telework
A formal Flexible Work arrangement is negotiated in advance, initiated through the Flexible Work policies and procedures, and documented using the approved forms. Additionally, the agreement is renewed at least annually. Individual departments can administer their own policies on Flexible Work, but they should be reviewed by Human Resources & Payroll and must meet the […]
Perhaps. It’s best to work out these questions in advance with your supervisor so that if a situation arises, expectations and procedures are clearly defined. If you need to implement Flextime or Telework for a limited time, you would work with your supervisor to create an “informal” Flexible Work arrangement that does not need to […]
No. Telework must be treated similarly to working in your Mason office. Telework cannot be a substitute for child or other dependent care.
Yes. One of the business-case reasons to encourage Telework and Remote Work is continuity of operations. Additionally, the university’s policy on Flexible Work requires that employees working from home during a university closing are expected to continue working unless it is not possible due to power outages or other conditions that prevent them from working. […]
It is important that communications not suffer when you utilize a Flexible Work arrangement. Microsoft Teams, e-mail, telephone, and Zoom can all be used to keep people connected.
It depends on the type of sensitive data you are working with. ITS has technology tools to ensure a secure connection from remote locations that are acceptable for working with most types of sensitive data. For information on Virtual Private Network (VPN) and other teleworking tools, visit the Technology Tools section of this site. Sensitive […]
Mason is not responsible for operating costs, home maintenance, or other incidental costs related to Telework. Reimbursable expenses such as long distance phone or ISP costs are discussed by the employee and the employee’s department. Additionally, Accounts Payable will not reimburse an employee for costs associated with Telework unless there is an approved telework agreement […]
Hybrid Telework is an arrangement where an employee completes their work at both a university campus/ site and at an approved alternate site for an agreed upon period of time. Fulltime Telework (formerly known as remote work) is an arrangement where an employee spends most, or all, of their working hours outside the traditional place […]