Virginia Tech Telework Agreement

As announced in the communication of Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey, released on Sunday, March 15, the faculty and staff are encouraged to explore other work opportunities such as telecommuting, flexible hours and vacations. Executives and unit leaders are encouraged to work outside the staff when they can, while the university can carry out its important tasks. Virginia Tech recognizes that some work can only be done in the field and supports the use of flexible and alternative work opportunities for employees whose remote work or telework is an option. If you have any further questions about other work options or telework contracts, please contact Hokie Wellness at If a staff member has problems with discrimination and harassment in violation of Directive 1025, please contact the Equity and Accessibility Office at 540-231-2010. The following academic documents form the basis of the guide on telework and remote workability: telework, also known as telemuting, is the execution of all or part of the tasks on an alternative workstation for at least eight hours per week or 32 hours per month. Casual telework does not require a telework agreement. As Virginia Tech prepares to move to modified companies on August 3, this page helps university leaders, managers and employees determine which positions and collaborators are suitable for regular or casual telework/remote work. When an employee requires regular work from home or from another workplace, an approved telework agreement is required. There is no need for formal agreements to clarify matters and for telework agreements related to the effects of COVID-19.

Telework agreements related to the effects of COVID 19 are considered temporary to take into account unusual circumstances. Departments should document the temporary agreement for service files by memo or email, in which work waits and duration and this change are temporary to meet the personal needs of an employee as a result of COVID-19. Follow the steps of the manual to see if telecommuting/remote work is a good solution for a position and an employee. The Commonwealth of Virginia and Weight Watchers are dedicated to helping Virginia Tech employees achieve their weight loss goals and improve overall health by offering two options to their employees: digital and digital workshops.