Telecommuting and Virtual Work
In addition to alternate work schedules, Sandians may be eligible to telecommute from home or work virtually from a remote location. Telecommuting or virtual work can be an effective means of meeting mission needs while providing employees options that reduce commute times and environmental effects, foster work-life balance, and recognize the unique needs of individual employees.
If you are interested, review the process and resources below, then talk with your manager. From there, you will need to sign a formal agreement, which establishes the terms of your telecommuting arrangement.
With telecommuting, employees work from home and can commute to their main work location as needed (for example, to attend in-person meetings). A telecommuting arrangement can be short- or long-term for full-time, part-time, or incidental work types.
A formal telecommuting or virtual work agreement needs to be processed by Human Resources at least two weeks prior to starting. So be sure to plan ahead as you complete the process for submitting your request.
You may be eligible to set up a virtual work arrangement when:
- You are working full-time from a non-primary work location, and
- You are not readily available to report to your main work location within normal commuting times.
Generally, there are two types of virtual work: when you are working at a customer/contract site and for personal situations.
You can learn more about virtual work arrangements from your manager and through HR Solutions.