Telecommuting Guide

Telecommuting allows an employee to work from an alternative work location, such as their home, for all or part of his/ her regular workweek. It is an arrangement that may be appropriate for some employees in some positions when job, employee, and supervisor characteristics are best suited to such an arrangement.

EEO Notice: The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The "EEO is the Law" notice provides information regarding applicable laws and procedures for filing complaints if you feel the law has been violated (EnglishSpanishChinese). Telecommuters are encouraged to review this notice and contact GW's EEO office if you have any questions or concerns.

Before initiating the telecommuting assessment process detailed below, print out the appropriate Telecommuting Launch Checklist. This checklist is a roadmap for launching a telecommuting arrangement, either for an individual or a group of employees.

Telecommuting Individual Planning Checklist - to support individual telecommuting arrangements between an employee and their supervisor

Telecommuting Team Planning Checklist - for supervisors/managers who are considering rolling out telecommuting to a group of employees

Steps to Developing a Telecommuting Arrangement

1. Explore the many benefits of telecommuting

2. Assess eligibility for a telecommuting arrangement

3. Completing a Telecommuting Agreement

4. Telecommuting Resource Library

5. Telecommuting Evaluation

Human Resources is ready to help you with any questions or issues regarding flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting. Contact your HR Representative for additional guidance.