Evaluating Remote Work Opportunities
Those evaluating remote work possibilities should begin the exploration by reviewing the resources on this page. Below you will find a comprehensive decision guide to assist employees, supervisors, and unit leaders in thinking through considerations related to remote work. In addition, supervisors may utilize the accompanying assessment form to begin the remote work approval process.
There are multiple factors to consider when exploring the possibility of remote work. The guide is divided into several sections, each focusing on a separate aspect of consideration which includes the following:
Section 1: Evaluating Business Need
Section 2: Position Suitability
Section 3: Employee Suitability
Section 4: Supervisory Approach
Section 5: Team Effectiveness
After thorough review of the decision-making guide, employees may choose to initiate a conversation with their supervisor to begin exploring remote work possibilities. Remote work arrangements should have a neutral or positive overall impact on results and the work environment.
Department heads or supervisors may utilize the Remote Work Suitability Assessment to begin the approval process. This form documents suitability factors in each of the above-mentioned categories of consideration. Based on the outcome of the assessment, the next step may be to request approval from senior leadership at the cabinet or dean level as appropriate.