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…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 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…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?
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?
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…Read full answer about Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?