- Author: Linda Forbes
Out of State Work and Travel Guidelines
UC ANR prides itself on being a collaborative, community-focused organization with a mission to improve the lives of Californians throughout the state. To serve that mission, it is critical that we continue to be considerate of when and how we work outside of the state. To ensure we are prioritizing our communities and the health and safety of individuals, we have updated the Out of State Work and Travel Guidelines:
Out of State Work
Employees may temporarily relocate out of state to work in limited situations where the remote work would not impact the duties of the position, and/or opportunities for engagement. Employees in these temporary arrangements should keep in mind there may be additional considerations with health insurance and income, state or local tax implications. Permanent out of state remote work opportunities are not currently supported. ANR does not allow employees to work outside of the US. Temporary out of country telecommuting may be considered on an exceptional basis only.
UC ANR advises employees to ensure they are following all relevant CDC guidelines before commencing work-related travel out of state. At this time, employees who can travel for work out of state safely may do so; however, we continue to urge caution and avoidance of unnecessary travel. Safety measures may include prohibiting travel to some destinations, testing before or after travel, and quarantining before and/or after travel, depending on the itinerary and traveler's vaccination status. More information for UC ANR travelers can be found on our COVID-19 Travel Guidance webpage, which maintains links to current CDC and CDPH guidance and advisories for travelers.
Daily Clearance to Work Survey
This is a reminder that employees who are working on site, in the field, or out in the community need to complete a Clearance to Work survey each day they are working anywhere other than their home. The survey is an important step to ensure we are all self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and ensuring that people who have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 do not come to work or represent ANR in in-person interactions. The best way to complete the survey is by a unique link that is emailed to employees each morning. Supervisors or Directors can request that employees be added to the online survey by submitting an updated In-Person Employee Roster to Brian Oatman.
If you don't pass the survey, stay home. Notify your supervisor and don't come in to work. If you think that a “stay home” result on the survey is an error, reach out to your supervisor and contact ANR Risk & Safety Services at the number indicated on the survey response message. In some cases, we may assess the situation and have a new survey sent to you. Also, if you answer the survey that you are not scheduled to work onsite and then later find that you need to come to the worksite, request a new survey. Don't come in to work until you have completed an updated survey. If you can't get a new email survey, use the paper/pdf version of the Employee Clearance to Work Survey, notify your supervisor of the changed status, and sign in at your workplace to note your attendance.