Yes, the university promotes and allows remote work/telecommuting as a standard practice and has a policy on Staff Flexible Work Arrangements. Accelerated by the pandemic, Penn State employees have a vast scope of remote and hybrid options.

Considerations for flexible work arrangements and details on compliance requirements, modification and discontinuation of arrangements, employee benefits, University policies, and insurance coverage are available in Policy HR107.

Prior to the pandemic, Penn State did offer telecommuting options however these options have been expanded and continue to evolve by recommendations drafted by the Remote Work Task Force. This policy and practice has greatly reduced the need for commuting.