While the university is committed to offering flexibility, remote work outside of Northern California should be a temporary measure. Staff will not typically be approved to work outside the United States. If approved to do so, they will be limited…Read full answer about 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?
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The university continues to work on its phased restart plan.The return to campus is based on state and county health guidance, as well as other considerations to reduce resurgence of the virus. At this time, to reduce the potential…Read full answer about How long will employees telework from home?
You should carefully access your plans and discuss with your faculty advisor or PI to determine the best course of action. For example, you might consider postponing or restructuring your research plans to avoid travel and/or to reduce the number…Read full answer about I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?
You should reduce your contact with others, including avoiding coming to campus, if you are sick or if you have had close contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms. Graduate students should consult…Read full answer about I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?
Tasks such as analyzing data, planning or writing papers or thesis chapters, reviewing literature, doing calculations and modeling, updating lab training documents and standard operating procedures, and planning future experiments are all reasonable remote research projects. We strongly encourage you…Read full answer about What should I propose to my PI as “work from home” projects?
Given the current state of affairs, all university-sponsored travel will remain suspended until further notice. You should continue to conduct business over Zoom and other collaboration tools. Learn more about the university’s updated travel policy here.Read full answer about I am a remote staff member. When will I be able to travel back to campus?
Remote work could focus on data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing, literature reviews, or planning future experiments. Group meetings should take social distancing requirements into consideration, and ideally be conducted remotely.Read full answer about What kind of remote research work is appropriate to do?
Using a Stanford-owned device that has been configured to meet Stanford’s security requirements is always the best alternative for conducting Stanford work, both when at Stanford or at another location. If that option is not possible, the Information Security office…Read full answer about I do not have a university laptop issued to me. Can I use my personal computer in order to work from home?
Normally, it is by exception that a temporary/casual employee can telecommute. However, under the current circumstances, temporary/casual employees can be approved to telecommute if telecommuting is compatible with the employee’s job responsibilities. The temporary telecommuting form should be used. Managers…Read full answer about Can contingent (temporary/casual) staff work from home?
See University HR policies on telecommuting and information for faculty and researchers. As appropriate, discuss feasibility with your PI, advisor, supervisor or HR.Read full answer about What policies apply to working remotely?