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CSUSB COVID-19 Temporary Telecommute Program

The goal of this temporary program, which includes the alternative delivery of instruction and services, is to reduce the number and density of students and visitors on campus, reduce person-to-person contact, and reduce the chance of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. While CSUSB does not currently have a telecommuting program, we are adopting a temporary telecommuting program for the foreseeable future and until further notice. This is consistent with social distancing best practices for containment of communicable diseases. A Temporary Telecommuting Agreement will be made for employees whose job duties are conducive to working remotely. Telecommuting is implemented as a result of the Federal, State and CSU mandates in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Why Working Remotely is Different

Working at home presents a unique challenge for information security because remote work environments don't usually have the same safeguards as working in the CSUSB environment. When CSUSB faculty and staff are on campus, they are working behind layers of preventive security controls. While not 100% foolproof, it is harder to make a security mistake while in the CSUSB environment. However, when computers leave the perimeter and faculty and staff work remote, new risks arise and additional protections are essential. Please adhere to procedures on the campus' Safeguarding Confidential Information Standard at all times.