Division of State Human Resources

Telecommuting

Telecommuting is a flexible work arrangement that allows an employee to work at home or at another satellite location (which is linked, usually electronically, to a central office) during all or some portion of the work week. S.C. Code Section 8-11-15(B) authorizes state agencies to utilize telecommuting for greater workplace efficiency. The following documents are available for employers to use in implementing a telecommuting policy in their agency.
 

The Telecommuting Guidelines are approved by the Department of Administration and outline eligibility, conditions, and termination of a telecommuting arrangement.
 

Telecommuting Sample Policy 
The Telecommuting Sample Policy assists agencies in developing a telecommuting program option. The policy defines telecommuting, eligibility requirements, and other employment issues (hours, leave, advancement, etc).

Telecommuting Sample Application 
The Telecommuting Sample Application allows employees to discuss the option of telecommuting with their supervisor. The employee and supervisor will complete the application to determine if the job is appropriate for telecommuting.
 

Telecommuting Sample Safety Checklist 
The Telecommuting Sample Safety checklist allows an employee to examine the safety and security of the alternate workplace.

Telecommuting Sample Agreement 
The Telecommuting Sample Agreement is a signed document that outlines the understanding between the agency and employee regarding the telecommuting arrangement.

Tips for a Successful Telecommuting Program in Your Agency 
This document gives agencies tips on establishing a telecommuting policy and the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges to telecommuting.

Annual Telecommuting Report
State agencies shall provide an annual report on the agency's utilization of telecommuting to the Division of State Human Resources.

 

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.