Remote work resources
Since 2020, we have learned a great deal about our workforce and remote working. What was previously thought to be impossible or at least impractical is now accomplished with regularity. Remote working in some capacity has become a normal part of how we work as a state workforce. This transformation in how we work has also brought many questions: how do we ensure workers are working safely? How do we communicate effectively with one another? How can we maintain or even increase our productivity while teleworking? This webpage is intended to provide tools and resources to help agencies support sustained remote work.
Statewide guidance on supporting remote employees is in the process of being developed. This page will continue to be updated as more tools and resources are finalized.
Ergonomic assessments are a very important part of the health and safety of our employees, regardless of if the telework situation is temporary or long term. On this page, you'll find the step by step process of performing a remote ergonomic evaluation. We've also provided resources for both employees and supervisors to ensure employees are working safely and ergonomically in their remote environment. These resources include a remote ergonomic self-assessment, a remote ergonomic checklist, and a list of typical equipment and tools an agency may want to issue to teleworking employees. You'll also find a link to additional resources from L&I on ergonomics.
Power outages. VPN failures. Snow storms. ISP issues. Even in a remote environment, circumstances sometimes result in employees not being able to access their work in the usual way. On this page you'll find recommendations for all agencies regarding continuity of work during operational interruptions while providing access and options for employees. Understanding the context of how work location may influence decisions, and knowing what options are available to keep people working safely and effectively, will help you act with confidence when faced with a suspended operations situation. There are also two visual process maps that outline steps to take and options available during operational interruptions.
Recruitment and Retention Best Practices
Out of State Telework
Equipment Delivery Recommendations
- Hacking HR: Interview Series - Online Workshops
- Leading through COVID-19: Panel Discussion - Remote Work Now and Beyond [recorded webinar]
- Building Resilience Through Recovery - Gartner [recorded webinars]
Trainings and articles:
- Adjusting to telework during the COVID-19 outbreak [external link] - online workshop
- Building a Modern Work Environment webpage
- COVID-19 Has My Teams Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders [external link]
- Lessons from States that Embraced Telework Before the Coronavirus [external link]
- Managing mobile employees - online training
- Managing Remote Teams During the COVID-19 Outbreak [pdf]
- Teleworking tips [pdf]
- Working remotely [external video]