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Remote Work

The agreement to apply for Remote Work is on @theCore. Please read below for more information and instructions on how to access the form.

Remote work is an arrangement under which an employee is not expected to report to an agency worksite on a regular and recurring basis—for remote workers, the remote work location is their official duty station (e.g., their home). The USGS Remote Work program is administered by the Employee Relations Department of Human Resources. Please contact your assigned Employee Relations Specialist if you have any questions or concerns.


DOI Remote Work Policy

Effective August 23, 2021, Personnel Bulletin 20-06 established the Department of the Interior’s first agency-wide policy for implementing employee-initiated requests for remote work arrangements. Department of the Interior (DOI) Remote Work information may be found at:


USGS Remote Work Procedures

USGS has developed a new Remote Work Agreement. To find this agreement, go to @theCore, click on the A-Z Index at the top, click on "R", then select the link "Remote Work Agreement Request". This link will open the Future of Work SharePoint site, please click on the first link, Remote Work Agreement, to begin the application. The NeedtoKnow (NTK) email from December 14, 2021 contains an Announcement, "Remote Work Implementation and Telework Reminder". This announcement also contains the link to the Future of Work SharePoint site. A recorded presentation of the Telework and Remote Work information session from January 2022 is available on @theCore, it can be found under "R" and "T" on the A-Z Index.

The documents below contain USGS remote work guidance that was approved by the Department of the Interior. They are for information purposes only and do not contain the Remote Work Agreement, which is housed on the internal USGS site.

USGS Remote Work Determination Guidance
USGS Remote Work Agreement Evaluation Criteria (worksheet for supervisors)
Remote Work and Telework FAQs (developed by USGS)
Remote Work And Telework FAQs (developed by U.S. General Services Administration)