While most positions require employees to report to official Johns Hopkins locations, the duties of some positions can be accomplished at alternate or remote work locations. Alternate work location arrangements are very different from the informal practice of staff occasionally working at home. Johns Hopkins offers a more formal option for a flexible work arrangement that allows you to work at an alternate location, such as your home, one or more days a week.
Working at a remote location is feasible only if a supervisor or manager can reasonably monitor your work performance while you carry out your duties there, and if you can demonstrate that the location constitutes a safe, private, and productive work environment. And, you’ll need to abide by our alternate work location terms and conditions.
Because of potentially complicated issues with respect to confidentiality of information, equipment, work space designation, liability issues, and income tax consequences, any decision about alternate work location arrangements should include consultation with divisional human resources representatives, who will be able to provide advice and help develop an Alternate Work Location Proposal Form.
Approved alternate work locations will sustain or enhance your ability to do your job while not presenting an undue inconvenience to Johns Hopkins, its clients, or your department. Unless otherwise agreed to, working from an alternate location will be a cost-neutral arrangement for Johns Hopkins. The arrangement may be reviewed and changed by a supervisor or manager at any time.
Discussion of alternate work locations can be initiated by the supervisor or a staff member. If you’re interested in seeking an alternate work location arrangement, submit a request in writing to your manager or supervisor by completing the Alternate Work Location Proposal Form.