Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
Tier2-6: Telecommuting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.25 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer a tele-commute program for employees?:

A brief description of the program:

The University does have guidelines which clarify the terms by which an employee may telecommute, however it is stated explicitly that a telecommuting option is "neither a universal employee right nor a universal employee benefit" and that "telecommuting is not appropriate for all employees and jobs." As such, the guidelines do not suggest that telecommuting is encouraged or that it could be regarded as an existing "program." However, individual supervisors or department heads may establish their own policies, and there are certainly employees who telecommute. Recently, the College of Nursing undertook a major remodeling project which required moving out of the building. A telecommuting program was established because there was no temporary space available on campus during the project, and it was quite successful.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data was collected from the University's human resources department website

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