Telecommuting Resources for Engineering Employees

Recent Announcements

Planting our own "Victory Gardens" in our CoE community March 20, 2020 
Staff: Prepare to work fully remotely March 18, 2020 
Staff: Supporting you during COVID-19 adjustments March 13, 2020 
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Work remotely if possible

The University and College both strongly advise that all work activities be moved to remote work. A formal telecommuting agreement is not necessarily required. You can find more information on the University Human Resources site.

Some things to remember when shifting to remote work:

  • Make sure you have in your possession an active, unexpired M-Card for exterior doors, and keys to to access interior working spaces.
  • Suspend or cancel scheduled deliveries. No equipment purchased from a grant or purchase order can be delivered to a non-University address. If you need to use a Pcard to buy supplies needed to work at home, talk to your supervisor.
  • Gather everything you need to work remotely for an extended period of time.
  • Make sure your supervisor is aware of all equipment, materials, documents, etc. that are leaving the U-M premises.
  • Supply your supervisor with a list of items you are taking with you that under normal circumstances wouldn’t leave the building.
If you are unable to work remotely, or can only work remotely part-time, you should:
  • Work with your supervisor to determine the most appropriate way to complete your time card. Full-time staff are eligible for up to 80 hours of COVID-19 pay and part-time staff are eligible for a prorated amount based on effort.
  • Review instructions for completing your time card correctly, available on the University Human Resources website at
  • We have several resources to help you set up your remote work environment, manage team communications and handle sensitive data. If you need help or have questions, contact your departmental IT support staff.

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