University of Wisconsin–Madison

Telecommuting Guidance for COVID-19

Remote Work and Telecommuting

Updated March 31, 2020


Telecommuting Policy
Telecommuting Policy Addendum in Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 Pandemic Employee Work Location and Leave Policy

Key Points

  • Telecommuting is not available for all employees.
  • While the Telecommuting Policy remains in effect, a supervisor may now initiate a telecommuting agreement by sending an email to an employee’s UW–Madison email account. That email will outline the parameters of the telecommuting agreement. This process will not require the additional steps of approval through a series of administrators and signed agreements.
  • A sample telecommuting agreement can be found in the Addendum to Telecommuting Policy (Appendix A).

Resources for Telecommuting

Organizational Effectiveness at a Distance
Office of Strategic Consulting

Technology for working remotely
Division of Information Technology

Ergonomics for telecommuters
Environmental & Occupational Health

Internet Resources for WI Residents during Public Health Emergency
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin


Contact campus Workforce Relations.