Updated June 23, 2021
Roles and Responsibilities
Employees who will work remotely are responsible for:
- Working with unit staff to ensure compliance with the remote work agreement, applicable laws, policies and procedures.
- Making any necessary adjustments for their personal information, income taxes and benefits.
Unit staff is responsible for ensuring compliance with remote work agreement expectations, applicable laws, policies and procedures.
For “non-United States workers,” e.g., employees in H-1B, TN, E-3 or J-1 status, call the International Center at (734)-764-9310 to discuss immigration compliance.
Review your "Current Local" address and edit if needed. To update your current address, go through Wolverine Access, and select Employee Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Addresses > Current Local.
Provider networks are the primary consideration with respect to off campus benefit enrollment. Employees should select a health plan that will provide them with the desired level of coverage and provider network flexibility in their area.
Travel and/or Moving Expenses
Whenever staff members request to but are not required to work from a non-University site, unless otherwise agreed the employee is responsible for all expenses related to remote work, including but not limited to commuting, travel and/or moving expenses. Staff should expect any reimbursement provided to be subject to personal income tax.
Whenever staff members are required to establish a temporary residence at a remote work location for extended periods of time, they may be eligible for remote location compensation and/or reimbursement for transportation costs incurred.
- SPG: Remote Location Pay and Reimbursement of Dependent Relocation Costs
- SPG: Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policies and Procedures
Worker's Compensation and Liability
Consult Risk Management regarding coverage for potential losses or liability.
See the terms in the remote work agreement regarding provisions for a safe work environment and reporting requirements.
- If there is a work-related injury, fill out an injury report form.
- Risk Management will contact an insurance company in the state to manage the case.
- Risk Management will determine if workers compensation regulations applied should be based on employment in Michigan or outside of Michigan.
University Standard Practice Guide Applicability
The Standard Practice Guide is a compendium of the university's general operating policies and procedures. The policies that are contained in the SPG are approved by university leadership and typically apply to the entire institution.