For the period during which the university works in an online work environment, the following requirements for telework authorization are removed: c. Supervisory authorities may, if necessary, seek the assistance of Employee/Labor Relations, HRS, to develop appropriate telework agreements. The supervisory authorities should provide HRS with a copy of the final telework agreements for inclusion in the notification system. Telework As a general rule, units employing people currently working in productive telework should expect these employees to continue teleworking. We recommend the use of the telework agreement for all employees who will continue to telework. This tool will clarify expectations for both superiors and employees. Holidays and Accommodation The University will continue to offer administrative holidays to a limited number of employees until September 30, 2020. These are employees who have not been invited to come to campus and cannot telework. This decision is consistent with our desire to gradually increase campus operations and comply with federal guidelines on the compensation of research-funded organizations that do not work. Superiors are strongly encouraged to think creatively about how telework is possible for as many employees as possible at this unprecedented time. The following guidelines provide details on telework at the university.
In addition, telework has proven to be an effective tool to promote environmental protection by reducing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. Updated telework, holidays and accommodation Advice – From 1 July 2020 In general, the university continues to promote flexibility for our employees and graduate assistants. Services should consider the use of alternative work schedules. B a few days of work on campus and a few days of telework, the use of holidays and flexibility in departure and end times. What are the factors to consider in telecommuting? Overall, there are many advantages to telecommuting. The State of Maryland recognizes these benefits and has streamlined the process for teleworkers and their superiors to encourage increased participation in the state`s telework program. Although telework is an option for some positions, it is not a right for all employees and is not possible for all positions. The employee`s supervisor is responsible for determining which jobs are suitable for telework.
Telework has many advantages for those who are able to do so. Employees who work remotely one day a week can reduce their shuttles by 20%, resulting in a significant reduction in parking demand and CO2 emissions. The university is moving closer to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. Telework can also improve employee morality and productivity. According to the International Telework Association and Council, telework means, on average, staff must have computer knowledge, have an available and appropriate workstation on the off-site site, and have access to the computers and telecommunications equipment needed to perform tasks. All costs incurred by an employee for the organization of a tele-blackmailer and for telework are the employee`s expenses and are not reimbursed (for example, telephone call fees. B; Internet service at home Home office equipment and software).