Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.30
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-31: Telecommuting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Hal Irvin
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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Does the institution offer a telecommute program for employees?:

A brief description of the program:

Virginia Tech’s Alternate Work Site and Telework Policy, No. 4325, addresses expectations and conditions regarding University and Classified Staff, and Administrative/Professional Faculty*, who may, with supervisor approval, work from home or another remote location. Implementation is facilitated by a set of guidelines which speak to related issues such as leave, performance expectations, characteristics of appropriate positions, family caregiving, and more. Step by step checklists for supervisors and employees provide a ‘road map’ for interested parties, and the on-line agreement form automatically routes employees’ completed forms to supervisors for approval, then to a central location where all active and pending agreements can be viewed by users and program coordinator. Section E of the guidelines is devoted to security procedures regarding technology and the protection of confidential University data.

Announcements and articles regarding the telework option appear in VT News regularly, and informational lunchtime programs featuring supervisors and employees currently involved in successful telework arrangements are made available. The program coordinator will meet with employees and/or supervisors upon request.

* It is accepted practice for Teaching and Research Faculty to carry out their work at alternate locations, as well as on campus. A formal telework agreement is not required in such situations.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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