The remote employee is covered by workers’ compensation for an injury or illness resulting from
performing official duties at the designated site. The employee must authorize access to appropriate
officials at the remote site to perform safety inspections and/or investigate a workers’ compensation
Property and Equipment
Home worksite equipment shall generally be provided by the employee. In the event that equipment
is provided by Ferris State, such equipment shall be used by the employee exclusively for Ferris State
The employee agrees to take reasonable steps to protect any University property from theft, damage,
or misuse. This includes maintaining data security and record confidentiality. The employee will
comply with all copyrights and licensing agreements for all software owned by the University.
Depending on the circumstances, the employee may be responsible for any damage of, or loss of,
University property based on the discretion of the University.
The employee is responsible for maintenance and repair of these items unless other arrangements
have been made in advance and in writing with the supervisor/manager’s approval. The University
assumes no responsibility for any damage to, depreciation of, or loss of the employee’s personal
property that may be used at home (or another remote worksite) for Ferris State business. Ferris State
may pursue recovery from the remote employee for University property that is deliberately or through
negligence damaged or destroyed while in the employee’s care.
The employee will return University equipment, records, and materials, upon request and/or
termination of the remote work agreement. The employee may be responsible for any costs necessary
to return, repair, or replace University property. If University property is not returned upon request, at
the end of a remote work situation or upon termination, the employee (or former employee) is
responsible for all costs to replace any unreturned equipment.
If the employee is unable to meet work obligations due to equipment issues, the employee will notify
their supervisor and may be required to travel to the workplace to perform their job functions until the
issues are resolved or take time off from work. The employee agrees to report to their
supervisor/manager instances of loss or damage to University property or known unauthorized use
or access to University systems or data.
The University has an insurance program to insure its property wherever it is approved for use.
In the case of any damaged or lost equipment, the Purchasing Office must be contacted as soon as
possible for assistance in filing a claim. The University is not liable for personal property.
Employees may find the need to take University confidential information off-site to remote location in
either paper or electronic form. In order to ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive
information, employees must take appropriate safeguards to protect the integrity of data and prevent
unauthorized disclosure such as by not sharing passwords with others or implementing screensavers.