Support for Employees

Routine Telecommuting (working part-time off-site) & Remote Work (working full-time off-site)

  • Flexible Work Principles and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are intended to assist UC Santa Cruz principal officers, managers, supervisors and all employees as we work collaboratively to repopulate the campus ahead of the fall quarter and, in many cases, implement flexible work arrangements.
  • Employee tips for returning to on-site work provides useful reminders and suggestions to help employees prepare for and navigate returning to their on-site workspace, including links to the campus resources, policies, training and support.
  • Staging the Return to On-site Work: Guidelines for Principal Officers aim to help ensure a safe and orderly return to campus and establish a level of comfort for all employees.
  • Guidelines: Provides employees and managers with requirements for established telecommuting and remote work arrangements, including eligibility, work schedules, availability, communication, and remote worksite safety.
  • Self-Assessment: A one-page survey that helps inform compatibility for working remotely with criteria including appropriate job duties, success in current position, self-management, flexibility, communication skills and an appropriate remote working environment.
  • Self-Certification Safety Checklist: Guides the employee in assessing the overall safety of the proposed alternate worksite and computer workstation, including UCSC ergonomics training and worksite assessment.
  • Agreement: Outlines agreed-upon conditions, requirements and expectations to ensure successful telecommuting and remote work arrangements. This document is prepared jointly by the employee and manager and subject to the department head/senior manager’s approval.

Resource Needs for Remote Worksites: Key resources along with sourcing options to help support employees in optimizing their remote worksites.

COVID-19 Supplies Request Form

To request supplies, equipment, or workspace modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please complete this form. All requests will be evaluated by Environmental Health and Safety staff prior to fulfillment. Once a supplies request has been approved, you will be contacted with details for scheduling pick up of your items.

Slug Strong Operational Signage Order Form

Order Slug Strong operational signage for your unit or building using an online form.

Leaves, Benefits, Support, and FAQs

Staff Human Resources offers a wealth of support for staff, and the Academic Personnel Office is providing information for academic employees, supervisors and administrators.

To support the well-being and mental health of staff and faculty, the Office of Risk Services is organizing regular support group sessions. Learn more online.

In addition, the Family Support Services webpage outlines the various resources available to support our employee family needs.

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