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Can I work from my vacation home or another location besides my home while I’m telecommuting? Can I work outside of the United States?

While the university is committed to offering flexibility, at this time remote work may be granted for a temporary period by school/unit leaders (deans, vice provosts, and vice presidents or an assigned delegate), and should coincide with the current extended…

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How long will employees work remotely from home?

The university is planning for as normal a fall quarter as possible, with the resumption of on-site classes and expanded research. Over the summer and into fall, certain employees will be needed on-site to support the return of our students…

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Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?

While stipends for ergonomic desks and chairs are not available, you are encouraged to watch a pre-recorded session of the Ergonomics at Home webinar hosted by Environmental Health & Safety, which offers tips and do-it-yourself (DIY) hacks for setting up a…

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Are employees who are required to work from home during shelter-in-place eligible for personal cell phone or home internet service stipends?

Telecommuting employees are not typically eligible for these stipends. However, in light of COVID-19 and the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order and its recent extension, all employees who are required to perform work from home during the Order (“Shelter-in-Place Teleworkers”) are…

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Should my external business partners still conduct meetings on campus?

Due to the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order that took effect on March 17, only essential services should be conducted on campus. External business partners should use phone or Zoom video conferencing to conduct business.

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What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms? (Updated 8/27/21)

Faculty, staff and postdocs must notify Stanford via Health Check. See this page on Health Alerts for more information.

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Who is eligible for telecommuting?

The following may be eligible to telecommute or work remotely from Stanford facilities: Exempt and non-exempt employees, full- and part-time Employees still in their trial periodContingent (temporary/casual) staffStudent employeesPostdoctoral scholars in the research environment Decisions about who can telecommute should be…

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