Remote Work Site. Employee warrants that the home or other designated remote work site is
quiet, clean, and safe, with adequate lighting and ventilation. Unless pre-approved by the
employee’s supervisor, the employee will not hold business visits or meetings with professional
colleagues, customers, or the public at the remote worksite.
Hours of Work. The employee will have regularly scheduled work hours agreed upon with the
supervisor, including specific core hours and telephone/other electronic accessibility. The
employee must promptly and accurately report all exception time to regular hours (vacation, sick
time, other leave time) in accordance with University practices for exempt employees. The
employee will attend job-related meetings, training sessions and conferences in person as
requested by supervisors. In addition, the employee may be requested to attend "short-notice"
meetings in person.
Incidental Costs. Unless otherwise stated in the Telecommuting Agreement or agreed upon in
writing with a supervisor, all incidental costs, such as residential utility costs, internet service or
cleaning services, are the responsibility of the employee.
Inclement Weather. If the primary worksite is closed due to an emergency or inclement
weather, the supervisor will contact the employee. The employee may continue to work at the
remote work site. If there is an emergency at the remote work site, such as a power outage, the
employee will notify the supervisor as soon as possible. The employee may be reassigned to the
primary work site or an alternate work site.
Inspections. In case of injury, theft, loss, or tort liability related to telecommuting, the employee
agrees that agents of UVM may investigate and/or inspect the remote work site.
Injuries. The employee will be covered by workers' compensation for job related injuries that
occur in the designated workspace, including the employee’s home, during the defined work
period. In the case of injury occurring during the defined work period, the employee shall
immediately report the injury to the supervisor and to Risk Management and Safety in
accordance with University procedures for reports of injury. Workers' compensation will not
apply and UVM is not responsible for any injury sustained at the remote work location that is not
sustained in the course of performing job duties for UVM. UVM is not responsible for injury to
any persons other than the employee at the remote work site. Employee agrees that their home
owners’ insurance shall be kept up to date and is the sole source of liability coverage for any
injury that is not work related or that occurs to any person other than to employee.
Intellectual Property. Products, documents, and records developed while telecommuting are
property of UVM in accordance with the University’s Intellectual Property Policy.
Leave. The employee must obtain supervisory approval before taking leave in accordance with
the usual practices of the office and UVM policy.