Telecommuting and flexible work arrangements
A Human Resources policy outlines the university’s stance on telecommuting:
CSU policy on flexible work arrangements
Connecting to your work computer from home
Secure remote access to the CSU network is provided via Secure Gateway, also called SSL VPN. Users can connect from any web browser at
Instructions for connecting to the secure gateway
- Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) using the Junos Pulse app
- Android devices may also use the Junos Pulse app, but only for web connectivity; VPN-style connectivity is not yet available for Android.
- Manual Installers
Review the video below about the benefits of telecommuting
Here are some best practices for managers of employees that telework:
- Facilitate a teleworking protocols meeting with your team
- Build a trusting environment
- Monitor performance by holding employees accountable for their work
- Stay connected, ensuring all team members use the best means of communication
- Be transparent by sharing calendars, messaging, and updating your work status
- Manage by results, not by physical presence with a clear definition of objectives and performance indicators
It is important that managers recognize that regular communication with your employee will help you stay updated on if any of the following issues occur.
- Telecommuting is not for everyone since telecommuters must be self-directed.
- Telework is a benefit that is earned, not given.
- Discuss security issues.
- IT infrastructure changes may be necessary to access to company systems, software, and data.