Telecommuting Application and Work Plan

Telecommuting Program Progress Report

SUNY Telecommuting Program
Appeal Form: Telecommuting Denial Telecommuting Orientation (login with Fredonia credentials, then click "Library")  

Message from Human Resources: 

SUNY has implemented a pilot SUNY Telecommuting Policy for campus use through the Fall 2021 semester. The SUNY Policy and associated forms may be viewed above.

Employees who wish to apply for a telecommuting program must do so under the policy and procedure outlined in the SUNY plan using the Telecommuting Program Application and Work Plan form. Applications will not be accepted prior to September 15, 2021. An online orientation to the telecommuting policy is available in the KnowBe4 library  We encourage those interested in applying to view the slideshow in KnowBe4 before applying. To access the slideshow, login to KnowBe4 with your Fredonia credentials, then access the Library tab at the top of the Learning Dashboard.

The application form is not automated for electronic signature, but you may route the form through email and request approval from your supervisor, up through the cabinet-level administrator (VP) in your division/unit. All program participants must have confirmation from Human Resources of fully executed and authorized Telecommuting Program Application and Work Plan Forms on file prior to beginning a telecommuting arrangement. 

All employees who are granted a telecommuting agreement are required to submit a Biweekly Progress Report to their supervisor.  Supervisors are required to collect and maintain all Biweekly Progress Reports and will need to provide a copy of reports upon request for auditing purposes. Employees failing to submit their Biweekly Progress Reports in a timely manner will be in jeopardy of having their telecommuting program terminated. 

All employees and their managers participating in a telecommuting agreement will also be required to complete a brief online orientation regarding telecommuting and the policy terms in KnowBe4 prior to commencing the arrangement. Further information about this will be provided. Arrangements must not be for more than 5 days of teleworking per pay period. The SUNY Telecommuting Policy is in a pilot stage through December 31, 2021. 

Please understand that telecommuting is not an employee entitlement and is not operationally feasible for many job functions. Determinations as to which job functions are eligible for telecommuting are subject to management discretion. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with College operational needs.

As indicated in earlier communications, the campus has returned to a residential student experience for the 2021/2022 academic year. Onsite employee presence is critical to effectively serve our students. SUNY Fredonia will continue to keep the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors paramount in decision-making throughout this fall semester.  

Please feel free to direct questions to Human Resources at