Telework Request Process
Employees in positions suitable for telework and who are eligible in accordance with the TU Policy on Teleworking may request telework up to two days per week. Any telework arrangement requires supervisor approval and review by the Office of Human Resources.
How to Request Telework
The telework request process is fully online. Follow the steps below to submit your request.
Check if Your Position is Designated to Telework
The University has determined which positions are designated to telework. Before submitting your telework request, please refer to the Telework Designations List to see if your position is designated to telework.
Know the Requirements
Review the following documentation before you begin:
Discuss Expectations with Your Supervisor
Discuss your eligibility and review the terms of your proposed telework arrangement (including schedule, remote work location and other expectations) with your supervisor before submitting your request.
Submit Your Request
Complete the online Telework Request form (login required).
Follow the instructions provided on the form. You'll receive email updates as the request advances through the system.
After you submit your telework request, it will be sent via email to your immediate supervisor for review and an approval decision. The supervisor's decision will then be reviewed by the Office of Human Resources.
You may expect to receive notification of the telework decision from the Office of Human Resources within 10 business days.
Your telework arrangement must be renewed on an annual basis. For most employees, the renewal deadline is May 31, to coincide with the annual performance evaluation cycle.
Employees with telework arrangements in effect will receive an automated reminder from OHR announcing the opening of the renewal period.
To renew your telework arrangement for the upcoming year, simply follow the link in your reminder notification or log in to the telework request form between April 1 and May 31. The terms of your existing arrangement will be pre-populated but may be edited as needed.
Information for Supervisors
Review Telework Resources for Supervisors to learn more about the review and approval process for telework requests.
Contact the Office of Human Resources at OHRTeleworkRequests AT_TOWSON.