Berkeley Lab supports and encourages telecommuting as part of the Flexible Work Options policy in order to provide a range of benefits to employees, such as a competitive recruitment advantage, work flexibility, parking congestion relief, and enhanced business continuity preparedness.
For telecommuting to be successful, it must be well managed. To support successful telecommuting arrangements, Berkeley Lab offers a variety of best practices and resources in the Telecommuting Implementation Guidelines for Supervisors and Employees. Additionally, Berkeley Lab uses a centralized, automated process for approving telecommuting agreements through the AskUS system.
Recognizing that telecommuting does not work equally well for all employees, jobs, or work units, approval remains at the sole discretion of managers on a case-by-case basis.
The resources linked below aid in effective management of the telecommuting option.
- Flexible Work Options Policy
- Telecommuting Implementation Guidelines for Employees and Supervisors
- Employee Self-Assessment for Telecommuting Arrangement
- Telecommuting Agreement form:
- Additional Resources: One Minute for Effective Telecommuting Slides
Contact your division’s Human Resources Contact for advice and guidance on the effective application of the Flexible Work Options policy and telecommuting arrangements.
To share feedback regarding the AskUs Telecommuting Forms, the Flexible Work Options policy, or the Telecommuting Implementation Guidelines for Supervisors and Employees send comments to [email protected].