From the Vice President for Finance and ManagementPosted: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
SUNY Telecommuting Program Extended to December 31
The SUNY Telecommuting Program (PDF, 209 KB), previously set to expire on August 31, 2022, has been extended to December 31, 2022. All parameters and constraints of the SUNY-wide program remain in place.
While the SUNY program will continue through December, extensions of telecommuting arrangements for Buffalo State employees are not automatic. Employees must request extensions of their existing plans, or apply for new plans.
All telecommuting arrangements must be reviewed and approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor or manager, the department head or dean, the division leader, and senior campus leadership.
Requesting an Extension of a Telecommuting Plan
Please discuss your request with your supervisor and submit the SUNY Telecommuting Program Application and Work Plan, checking the box labeled “Application for Renewal.” Your plan should be updated at this time to reflect any operational changes.
While your request is being reviewed for approval, your existing plan will remain in effect. The Human Resource Management Office will notify you of the outcome of the review process for an extension.
Requesting a New Plan
Please discuss your request with your supervisor and submit the SUNY Telecommuting Program Application and Work Plan, checking the box labeled “New Application.”
New telecommuting work arrangements must not commence until they receive final written approval. The Human Resource Management Office will notify you when the arrangement can begin.
Employees approved to participate in the telecommuting program must complete and submit to their supervisors biweekly progress reports describing work completed while telecommuting. The Human Resource Management Office may, at any time, request these reports to ensure compliance with the program.
Please note the following program highlights:
- All telecommuting work arrangements are subject to advance approval.
- This program supports employees whose work does not require in-person student or constituent service delivery and interaction, including classroom presence.
- This program uses a set schedule during each pay period. It is not appropriate for “as needed” telecommuting arrangements.
- Telecommuting is limited to no more than 50 percent of a pay period.
- Telecommuting arrangements may be terminated at any time by the supervisor for operational reasons, or because the telecommuting employee does not complete the required progress reports.
- Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the work described in the telecommuting plan is being done, and that the needs of the department are being met while the plan is in place.
Telecommuting Program information for employees and supervisors is available on the Human Resource Management Office home page. Please contact the Human Resource Management Office staff with questions about the program.