Telecommuting Procedures


All employees telecommuting as part of the COVID-19 work plan must complete this form and ensure supervisor approval.

Telecommuting permits the employee to work from a location other than the University. Telecommuting can be used by both the University and an employee to more effectively manage time, space, and workload. Telecommuting does not include flex time, responding to emails/messages from home, or occasional out-of-office work assignments.

There may be specific tax, unemployment and workers compensation compliance issues related to the employment of individuals who reside and who regularly work for the University outside the State of Idaho. Departments should be aware that, while atypical, working through these issues may take up to eight weeks depending upon the jurisdiction in which the employee will be working.

Out of state employees are not covered by State of Idaho workers compensation and unemployment insurance policies. Additional expense incurred to cover out of state employees will be charged to the departments where they work.

Departments hiring new employees or renewing existing appointments for telecommuters are encouraged to incorporate the procedural information in their recruitment materials and discussions with the selected candidate prior to appointment. Departments should advise Employment Services of their telecommute plans to ensure thorough communication and collaboration.

Telecommute agreements do not exceed one year. A new telecommute request needs to be submitted annually, or at any time there is a change in the agreement. Employees must notify anytime their work address changes. Supervisors and Employees need to review the Telecommuting Guidelines.
Click here to submit a Telecommute Request form if you are working outside the State of Idaho . For questions email