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Telecommuting Program

Program

CSUSB will implement a Telecommuting Program from March 1, 2022, to June 2, 2022, offering eligible employees the opportunity to telecommute one day per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday). Employees interested in participating should follow the process described in the "Process for Establishing a Telecommuting Work Agreement" below. In addition, participating eligible employees will work with their appropriate administrator and division vice president to ensure no significant disruption of programs and services to students, faculty, and staff.

After this phase of the Telecommuting Program on June 2, 2022 (just before the beginning of the 4/10 summer work schedule), participating employees and administrators will collaborate to evaluate the program's efficacy, focusing on its benefits to and effects on services and programs provided by each CSUSB department. This evaluation of program efficacy will largely determine whether the program will continue in Fall 2022.

California State University Telecommuting Program
Telecommuting Program - CSUEU
Telecommuting Program - APC

Eligibility

The opportunity to telecommute is based upon consideration of the duties of the employee’s position and departmental requirements by the appropriate administrator. Please note that this telecommuting program is available to employees, including individuals in the Management Personnel Plan (M80) and Confidential (C99) employees, excluding student employees. Telecommuting eligibility of represented employees varies among bargaining units based on the respective negotiated agreements.

If the employee is considered eligible for telecommuting after consideration of the employee’s duties per their position description, the opportunity to participate in the telecommuting program depends on the employee ensuring that a safe and productive work environment is established and maintained. 

Decisions concerning approval, terms, and termination of telecommuting are at the sole discretion of management, and there are no employee rights to appeal, grievance, or any other process to challenge the decision.

Termination of Telecommuting Agreement

The appropriate administrator or participating employee may terminate the Telecommuting Agreement at any time for any reason upon twenty-one (21) calendar days’ (or less by mutual agreement) written notice to the participating employee or Appropriate Administrator. The Appropriate Administrator may review Telecommuting Agreements as needed. The Appropriate Administrator may review Telecommuting Agreements as needed.

Establishing a Telecommuting Work Arrangement

STEP 1 - Preparation

  1. Ensure you have a current and accurate version of your Position Description.  As a reference, here is a current, blank Position Description form.
  2. Read the Telecommuting Program
  3. Schedule a meeting with your appropriate administrator to discuss if the responsibilities and duties indicated in your Position Description can be conducted remotely. 

 STEP 2 - Safety Checklist and Resources

Complete the Home Safety Checklist and review the Telecommuting Resources.

Home Safety Checklist

Employee Telecommuting Resources

 STEP 3 - Telecommuting Agreement

If your request to telecommute is approved, you can initiate the Telecommuting Agreement approval process by selecting the link below. Be sure to have the email addresses of your appropriate administrator and vice president, and your Position Description ready to be attached. The agreement will be sent to you, Human Resources, and your division's Vice President for signature. 

Telecommuting Agreement

Academic Affairs Staff Telecommuting Agreement

FAQs

As part of the daily protocol, are employees who are telecommuting on their designated day required to complete the Daily Health Screen?

No. The Daily Health Screen is only for employees arriving on any University property or participating in any University-related activity. For more information on the Daily Health Screen, please visit the Return of the Pack website.

Will the University provide equipment and technical support for telecommuting?

A participating employee who needs equipment or supplies to telecommute must discuss the matter with their Appropriate Administrator/HEERA Manager. A laptop will be provided if needed. Laptop requests need to be made by the HEERA Manager to the Technology Support Center (TSC) on behalf of employees who need them. The TSC will provide technology support to participating employees, as it is provided to all employees. Campus-owned assets shall not be serviced anywhere other than by CSUSB ITS. Contact the TSC by emailing support@csusb.edu or calling (909) 537-7677.

Will student assistants be allowed to participate in the Telecommuting Program?

Student assistants are not eligible to participate in the Telecommuting Program.

Which employee categories may be eligible to telecommute?

CSUEU (Units 2,5,7,9), APC (Unit 4), MPP (M80), and Confidential (C99) employees who have job duties that can be performed remotely may be eligible.

What days are available for telecommuting?

Eligible employees may telecommute one day per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday).

Are auxiliary employees (UEC, SMSU, ASI) eligible to telecommute?

For more information, please contact the appropriate HR department: UEC HR (909) 537-7589 or SMSU/ASI HR (909) 537-7201.