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Remote Work Resources

Get information and resources for UC San Diego campus staff about remote work.

New to working remotely and looking for guidelines, training and other resources? On this page, you’ll find information to help you and your team navigate the remote working environment.

*Please note: the information on this page pertains to UC San Diego campus staff employees. Health Sciences and Health System employees should contact Health Human Resources for guidance and information.

Remote Work Tips, Training and Resources

Home Office Support for Extended Remote Work 

As many UC San Diego employees continue to work remotely, it is important for them to have a suitable home workspace. Supervisors should consider the options available to them to support employees during this extended period of remote work.

Learn more about home office support for extended remote work »

Managing Remote Teams

This interactive learning session is designed to help UC San Diego managers and supervisors adapt their supervisory toolkit to remote work, a landscape of rapid change, and the ongoing challenges of life in a pandemic.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting expectations and goals and performance conversations
  • Supporting development
  • Collaborative problem solving and resources for employee challenges
  • Engagement, connection and trust - team building during change
  • Self-care and support

Quick Guide to Making Working Remotely Work for You

As you and your team adjust to working remotely, check out these tips for planning your day, optimizing your workspace, staying in touch with your colleagues and promoting a healthy work/life balance.

View Quick Guide to Making Working Remotely Work for You »

Zoom Training Resources

An important way to support social distancing measures is to consider canceling any non-essential staff or work-related meetings during this critical period of the COVID-19 situation. For essential meetings, it is strongly encouraged to conduct those meetings using technologies, such as Zoom, that do not require in-person gatherings. Zoom, a web-based teleconference and video conference solution, is available for all UC San Diego staff.

Learn more about Zoom:

Better Meetings with Zoom

Watch a recording of our virtual, instructor-led session on using Zoom to effectively conduct meetings. In this one-hour training led by your Human Resources team, you will learn the basics of using Zoom – including how to:

  • Set up a meeting
  • Manage participants
  • Share screens and use tools for interaction
  • Determine appropriate use of video

Watch Better Meetings with Zoom »

Technology Tools for Remote Work

In addition to Zoom, UC San Diego employees have access to a range of technology tools and resources that can help facilitate remote work, such as G-Suite, Outlook Web Access (OWA), and OneDrive. 

To learn more about technology tools for remote work, visit this page of ITS resources »


Employees who are shifting to remote work should be mindful about creating an ergonomic home workstation. We encourage you to check out the online resources provided by our Environment, Heath and Safety team to learn how to optimize your workstation. These resources address both those who work at computers and those whose primary work is not computer-based. 

Learn more about virtual ergonomic training and assessment »

Virtual Privacy Considerations

As UC San Diego modifies the ways in which we conduct business and interactions move online during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be mindful that general privacy requirements remain intact.

Learn more about videoconferencing precautions, protecting information while telecommuting, privacy during online exams and more »

If you have questions, contact the Human Resources Employee Relations team at or (858) 534-4115. Health Sciences and Health System employees should contact Health Human Resources for guidance and information.