Working from Home

A phased return to working on our campuses has commenced. See the Safety Measures General Directives for guidance on a continued safe return.

Staff who wish to continue working from home

During the phased return to campus, managers and supervisors may permit employees to continue to work from home, subject to operational requirements. Speak to your supervisor about whether this could be an option.

A formal work from home program will be introduced this fall to align with the full return to campus in January 2022. Employees who wish to continue to work from home on an ongoing basis will be able to discuss with their manager or supervisor for consideration.

  • Applications will be assessed based on operational needs. Some roles may not be suitable for remote work and therefore excluded from eligibility.
  • All approved requests will include a trial period and a regular review schedule to ensure operational and employee needs are met.
  • There will be a requirement for occasional ongoing in-person presence in the workplace.
  • All work from home arrangements must be in compliance with collective agreements and legislation.
  • Guidelines for the program, including the application procedure, will be shared by the middle of August.

Note: the following information is applicable only until the phased return to campus. The formal work from home program guidelines will be different.

Tips for working remotely

Learn more about setting a routine, setting up your workspace, caring for yourself and others, managing time and holding inclusive virtual meetings.

Work from home technology, equipment and supplies

Here's what you need to know about borrowing university equipment, and purchasing and picking up supplies.

Contact us

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us at hrs.covid19@ualberta.ca