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Remote Work Arrangement Policy

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“Remote” means a role in which a Stanford employee is approved or designated by Stanford to work from home or at a site other than a Stanford Work Location.

Employees in remote arrangements are not required to have a regular presence on-site to perform their duties (as opposed to the expectations set for on-site employees or for those in Hybrid arrangements.

Although Remote employees may be required to come to a Stanford Work Location infrequently or on limited occasions (e.g., generally no more than a few days total each quarter), this would not change their Remote status.

Remote also includes arrangements in which an employee is approved or designated by Stanford to telecommute on a full-time but temporary basis, for more than four consecutive weeks, from a location other than a Stanford Work Location.

  • For eligibility, requirements and procedures, review Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.21: Remote Work Arrangements.
  • Travel to a Stanford Work Location is not reimbursed for those Remote employees whose residence is within a 10 county area (see list in AGM 2.1.21).  For Remote employees outside of that area, Stanford will reimburse expenses for occasional, required travel to a Stanford Work Location as long as the travel is necessarily incurred and approved by the employee’s department/manager.  For more information, see Flexible Work Equipment and Expense Guidelines.
  • For guidance on submitting the corresponding work agreement that records an employee’s Remote Work Arrangement, please consult with school/unit HR.

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