At the discretion of the department, an employee may be allowed to work from an alternate location. The Telecommunication Agreement, available on our forms page, is required prior to this arrangement.
Temporary/Alternative/Off-site Work Location: refers to working at home or another non-traditional off-site office setting instead of physically traveling to a central workplace. Alternative work locations may include telecommuting.
Telecommuting: referred to as traveling to work electronically using a variety of technological devices, including, but not limited to, telephones, computers, fax machines, cellular phones, pagers, voicemail, e-mail and Internet. Telecommuting does not include situations where offices are relocated to out-stationed sites designated by the Department.
Location of work site is required on the Hiring Form or Change Form if the Hire is being completed by a paper form or on the Employment Information form uploaded to MSS if the Hire is being completed online. It is not the location of the department. This is important because the employee must have income reported to the state he/she is located in while doing the work and unemployment insurance must be reported to that state.