The Remote and Telecommuting Guidelines for Staff were implemented during the summer of 2021. These guidelines provided the framework that allows UNM staff employees to perform all their work (remote) or part of their work (telecommuting) away from a UNM worksite within the state of New Mexico. Telecommuting and remote work are a viable, flexible work arrangement if desired by the employee and when supported by the business need and employee’s job. Exempt (salaried) and nonexempt (hourly) employees are both eligible for this program.
Requests for remote or telework may be voluntarily requested by the employee or it may be a requirement of the department at the time of posting for a vacancy. It is imperative that employees and supervisors document a remote work/telecommuting arrangement with the Remote Work/Telecommuting Agreement to ensure all parties are clear about expectations and responsibilities while working remotely or telecommuting and ensure department approval of the arrangement. Employees should use the Remote Work/Telecommuting Self-Assessment as a tool to determine if remote work or telecommuting is a suitable option.