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LACOE Telecommuting Agreement

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Page 1 of 4 Telecommuting Agreement LACOE Telecommuting Agreement This Telecommuting Agreement (Agreement) is voluntarily entered into between the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and the undersigned telecommuter (Telecommuter). It is the intent of this Agreement to, at a minimum, maintain the quantity, quality, and volume of work product by LACOE employees while reducing the climate effects of commuting as well as being an incentive to attract and retain well qualified personnel. This Agreement is also a necessary tool in the event of closure of the LACOE office and LACOE school site(s) due to any medical, disaster, or other emergency. Not all positions will be eligible for this Agreement as many require a physical presence in the LACOE office or school site(s) in order to complete job duties; eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Health and Safety Telecommuter is responsible for setting aside a space in their home (Home Office) for work and ensuring that the Home Office is ergonomically sound, clean, safe, free of obstructions and hazardous materials, and compliant with appropriate building codes and health and safety requirements. Telecommuter is required to attest to the fact that the Home Office meets these requirements. If Telecommuter incurs a work-related injury while telecommuting, worker's compensation law and rules may apply. Telecommuter must follow all rules, regulations, and policies and notify their manager/supervisor immediately. Telecommuter must complete all necessary and/or management requested documents regarding the injury. Termination of Agreement/Participation The decision to implement telecommuting in a department is made at the sole discretion of management. In the event of an emergency, telecommuting may be mandated or required. Either LACOE or Telecommuter (unless declared as part of an emergency) may terminate this Agreement for any reason, at any time. If Telecommuter requests to terminate this Agreement, Telecommuter is required to give 10 days' notice of the same. LACOE will arrange for Telecommuter to begin working at the LACOE office or school site(s) as quickly as possible, but no later than 30 days after notification by Telecommuter unless declared as part of an emergency LACOE may terminate this Agreement without notice, but will provide Telecommuter with as much advance notice as reasonably possible under the circumstances. Failure by Telecommuter to maintain a Home Office that is safe, ergonomically sound, and free from distraction so as not to interfere with work, as determined by LACOE, provides cause for terminating this Agreement. LACOE will determine whether telecommuting is appropriate, based upon work requirements. Those who previously had a telecommuting arrangement are not guaranteed a telecommuting assignment when returning from a leave of absence or after a job transfer. This Agreement similarly does not guarantee a telecommuting arrangement when returning from a leave of absence or after a job transfer.

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