Question:

Can a condition for approving telecommuting be that the employee has above satisfactory or exceptional work performance as reflected in evaluations?

Answer:

Yes. Management has the discretion to determine if telecommuting is feasible based on operational needs and performance. Telecommuting is not suitable for all employees and/or positions. Telecommuters must be self-motivated. Their job responsibilities must have minimal requirements for face-to-face daily supervision, and they must have demonstrated conscientious observance of work hours and productivity requirements.