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Unformatted text preview: TELECOMMUTING POLICY FOR SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES- 1 - Comprehensive IT Project Unit 2 Individual Project Kregg M. Soltow November 19, 2010 American Intercontinental University TELECOMMUTING POLICY FOR SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES- 2 - Telecommuting Policy for Support and Management Employees Principle Telecommuting is an arrangement in which employees perform their regular work assignments at their homes or other off-site workplaces on a regularly scheduled basis. While working from a location other than a traditional work site, the employee may exchange information or communicate through devices, such as a computer, modem, telephone, fax and mail. Preamble ACME Inc. considers telecommuting to be a viable alternative work arrangement in cases where individual, job and supervisor characteristics are best matched to such an arrangement. Telecommuting allows an employee to work at home, on the road, or in a satellite location for all or part of their regular workweek. In certain instances telecommuting is a requirement of the job because of the job characteristics, responsibilities and position. In other instances where a traditional on site work location is available, telecommuting is not an entitlement; it is not a company wide benefit; and telecommuting in no way changes the terms and conditions of employment with ACME Inc. This policy should not interfere with or apply to situations in which supervisors allow employees to work at home from time to time. Telecommuting is best suited for jobs that require independent work, little face-to-face interaction with co-workers, concentration on complex work, a measurable work product, or output-based (instead of time-based) monitoring. ACME Inc. supports employees telecommuting who possess the following skill set: • Organized • Time management skills • Self-motivated/self-starter • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Works well with limited supervision • Self-disciplined • Strong performance record and job knowledge • Comfortable using telecommuting equipment • Comfortable working alone • Resourceful when handling technology issues • Ability to communicate effectively using mixed media such as phones, e-mail and video conferencing • Ability to establish work life/home life boundaries Circumstances Telecommuting arrangements are most likely to be successful when there is a clear understanding of and agreement about what is expected, how work will be measured and how responsibilities are defined. Accordingly, telecommuting arrangements require a TELECOMMUTING POLICY FOR SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES...
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