Introducing a progressive approach to work, San Joaquin Delta College has implemented a remote work policy to adapt to the changing times. This policy empowers employees to work from locations outside the traditional office setting, promoting flexibility and work-life balance. By embracing remote work, the college aims to enhance productivity, foster collaboration, and provide a supportive environment for its staff.
The use of a working remotely arrangement can assist management and employees in economically and effectively accomplishing the mission of the district in the following ways:
- Improve program effectiveness and employee productivity and morale;
- Facilitate optimum utilization of the office space and parking facilities;
- Reduce absenteeism;
- Promote employee health and wellness;
- Improve employee recruitment and retention;
- Improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion;
- Enhance the working life and opportunities of persons with disabilities;
- Effectively continue business as part of a disaster recovery or emergency plan.
Where to Begin
- Understanding the Policies
- Eligibility Criteria
- High demand remote specialized technical position in education (see Handbook)
- Work is not student-facing or public-facing
- All work responsibilities within this job classification and services can be performed remotely
- Other employees will not be required to assume any duties remote employee
- Remote employee does not handle physical confidential materials and all other confidential materials can be handled appropriately and securely
- Remote employee will maintain all productivity metrics for this job classification
- Immediate supervisor/Dean and appropriate Vice President recommends remote work for this job classification
- Immediate supervisor/Dean and appropriate Vice President recommends remote work for this employee within this job classification
- Remote work does not exceed 90 percent of the employee’s working time
- Proposed schedules for remote work must be approved by the appropriate Vice President and Superintendent
- New remote employee will work for 60 days in person prior to being authorized to work remotely
- Must reside in California after employment
- Approval Process
- Approval must be completed prior to the start of the employee's remote work schedule by execution and submission of a Working Remotely Agreement, a Safety Checklist, and a Supervisor's Checklist to Human Resources. Approval or denial of remote work assignment is based on the discretion of the Supervisor and/or Area-VP.
- It is the responsibility of the supervisor to obtain Area-VP and President’s signatures prior to Smartsheet submission.
- Renewal and/or Termination
- Agreement to work remotely must be renewed annually (employees approved to work remote are not guaranteed continuous remote assignment)
- Employee may discontinue the remote work assignment at any time upon written or verbal notice to supervisor
- Management/Supervisor may terminate an individual employee’s participation at any time (see Handbook for details)
Steps and Forms for Requesting Remote Work
- Complete Training via Keenan SafeColleges
- Complete the remote work courses on your to-do list
- Download certificates of completion for submission with your request
- Remote Work Handbook
- Remote Work Forms (fillable)
- Link to Smartsheet form (FOR SUPERVISOR’S USE ONLY)
- "SIPE" Certification will be offered by Keenan via these courses.