Qualifying for Telecommuting Based On Performance


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


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.