The Chancellor’s Cabinet endorsed the recommendations of the Future of Telework and Managing Remote Teams and Future of Administrative Space Task Forces that concluded in October 2020.  ​

Task Force recommendations included: ​

  • Allow ongoing telework/flexible work post-pandemic (for work that can be performed offsite)
  • Reduce UCSF’s space footprint (to generate cost savings) 

With the blessing of the Cabinet, a FAS pilot (TWP) was approved in early 2021 to plan for the implementation of a long-term telework plan post-pandemic.  ​



UCSF Telework Vision

As a leader in education, research, and health care, and a powerful contributor to the California economy, UCSF is well positioned to show leadership and vision in the area of effective workplace models

  • Be a pioneer in providing flexible and efficient models of work for health sciences higher education/academic medical centers 

  • Leverage lessons learned during the pandemic to guide us into our new future with sustainable and engaging work models 

UCSF Telework Guiding Principles

Standard Way of Doing Business: Integrate ongoing telework as a standard part of our operating model

Equity: Prioritize equity, consistency, and accessibility in all aspects of telework and related resources. Make telework decisions based on objective business considerations, not simply manager preference.

Resources: Ensure employees and managers know about and can access resources related to health, safety, and well-being and know how to escalate concerns

Flexibility: Encourage maximum flexibility in the new environment, including asynchronous work and results-based evaluation as appropriate

Space Optimization: Seek ways to optimize space utilization, including creating shared workspaces and repurposing/returning underutilized space

Check and Adjust: Regularly Check and Adjust; adapt to changing conditions and make improvements to move toward our vision of the future

UCSF leaders will use standard guidelines to develop flexible work plans that meet their business and employee needs. With a wide variety of job functions across the campus and UCSF Health, implementation of a combination of telework and on-site work will vary across the institution. The FAS Telework and Workspace Program supports this work for the departments within our organization.