The System Office supports Governor Kaine's teleworking initiative. Prior to teleworking, employees and managers must complete the teleworking training on the System Office Knowledge Center. Employees and managers must also review the Alternate Work Arrangement Policy and sign the Telework agreement. Please submit a copy of the signed telework agreement to Human Resources.
Training can be accessed through the System Office Knowledge Center. Login to the Knowledge Center, then perform a search on "telework" and take the following courses:
For Employees: Employee Telework Training
For Managers: MVP - HR Policy & Law - Managing Teleworkers
Alternate Work Arrangement Policy (including Telework)
Tips for Successful Teleworking
Use a checklist to make sure you are prepared for your telework day. Here is a sample checklist.
Set up a meeting request in Outlook and schedule it for the day before your telework day. You can copy the checklist items and paste it in your meeting request.
In some cases, your telework day may get disrupted. Some common disruptions are:
If these disruptions prevent you from teleworking successfully for that day, inform your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor has the right to request you to transfer to another location or the central office.
Successful teleworkers have good communication skills and a balanced rapport with their colleagues and supervisor. Feel free to pick up the phone and call to ask a question instead of sending an email and check in at the beginning and end of each teleworking day.
If you do not have certain software on your home computer, you can still create and edit similar documents using other software. For instance, Google Docs is free and is compatible with many of the Microsoft Office products.
Keep your antivirus and anti-spyware software active and up to date. Not doing so could cause a virus on your home computer to make its way into our network. Be sure to scan any files from a flash drive you bring back to your office workstation before transferring them over.
Keep your data organized and in designated folders. You may be required to remove work-related files off your home computer immediately or at a time in the future.
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