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Telecommuting

Telecommuting often increases your productivity and that of your work unit so the university allows it in certain circumstances. It's voluntary, but your supervisor must determine whether it's an appropriate arrangement for you and your position.

Your Responsibilities

If you want to telecommute:

  • You must work with your supervisor to complete the Telecommuting Agreement.
  • Be sure to maintain a healthy and safe environment at your remote worksite.
  • Don't let non-work related events and activities interfere with your work. This includes using your scheduled work time to care for your dependants.
  • Turn in weekly time reports and any other work hour records your supervisor requests.
  • Get your supervisor’s approval for overtime (if you are non-exempt) and leave.

Timekeeping

Your department will maintain all your time records using your time reports and anything else you submit.

Under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, if you're a non-exempt employee you'll be compensated for overtime that has been approved by your supervisor. But you won't receive state (equivalent) compensatory time for working at your home. Texas Government Code, Chapter 659, allows a state employee to earn state compensatory time only when your work at your regular place of employment or an assigned duty point. This can't be your home.