Telecommuting Guidelines

Telecommuting Guidelines

  1. A telecommuting agreement should be voluntary. No employee should be required to telecommute.
  2. The arrangement must be in the best interests of the university. It should benefit--or at least not cause significant problems--for the department as well as the employee. In evaluating benefits to the department, these are some factors to consider:
    • Does the nature of the work lend itself to telecommuting?

Phased Retirement Program

UC Berkeley is implementing the Phased Retirement Program from April 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014 to enable eligible career staff to voluntarily reduce their working time and corresponding pay. The intent of the program is to facilitate transition into retirement for eligible employees who are 55 or older. The campus is offering the program to pave the way for longer term planning for employees, their families and their departments. Departments will be able to better evaluate their needs and plan for transferring an employee’s responsibilities before retirement. The program also creates the potential for cost savings while offering employees a cash incentive.

Telecommuting Policy

Telecommuting Policy for Staff Employees

Telecommuting is one of many flexible work arrangements that campus departments may establish for their staff in order to enable them to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. (Other examples include flexible schedules, part-time and partial-year appointments, job sharing, alternate work days, and alternate work weeks.)