Oregon state government recognizes that under certain circumstances, telecommuting or teleworking may be an effective management tool to provide increased productivity, support work and families, energy conservation, environmental preservation, disaster preparedness and sustained hiring and retention of a highly qualified workforce (oregon.gov).

If you are a supervisor or manager who directs telecommuting or teleworking employees or who has employees requesting to telecommute or telework, the following guidelines and best practices may assist in effectively determining the suitability of the position and the employee. These guidelines may also assist in managing such employees.