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Some or all of my work can be performed while telecommuting. Can I work outside of the United States?

Staff should not typically be approved to work outside the United States. If approved to do so, they will be limited to working outside the United States for a maximum period of 30 calendar days. Learn more about remote work…

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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, 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…

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I’m conducting research away from campus, or was planning to do so. What precautions should I take?

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…

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I’m a grad student/postdoc. What should I do if I am not feeling well?

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…

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What should I propose to my PI as “work from home” projects?

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…

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I am a remote staff member. When will I be able to travel back to campus?

Given the current state of affairs, all university-sponsored travel will remain suspended until at least September 1, 2020. Until further notice, you should continue to conduct business over Zoom and other collaboration tools. Learn more about the university’s updated travel…

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I do not have a university laptop issued to me. Can I use my personal computer in order to work from home?

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…

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