Information Services > Services > Administrative Computing > Telecommuting
For DePaul employees who work in a position and a department which supports telecommuting arrangements, there is a policy providing guidance on employee expectations, responsibilities, and technology options. This webpage is intended only as a supplemental resource, please make sure you are familiar with the official DePaul policy, which can be found
here. Telecommuters should also make sure they are familiar with DePaul's policy for access to and use of data,
Use of the computer by the telecommuter should be limited to conducting DePaul business. The computer should not be accessible through remote desktop while being used off-campus. This laptop must be under active warranty and have been through Information Services Mac setup procedures, wherein DePaul management software will be installed, and the user must not modify or remove the DePaul management software. All accounts on the computer must be set up with strong passwords (8 or more characters, with at least one numeral and one special character), and
encryption of the hard drive must be
turned on. The encryption key must be noted and stored centrally with Information Services by emailing it to
firstname.lastname@example.org along with the serial number of the computer.
Telecommuters must use the DePaul
virtual private network (VPN) while the computer is in use off-campus. The user must log into the computer while connected to the DePaul on campus network at least once every 30 days in order to avoid potential service disruptions.
Note: Mac users should consult with IS before upgrading to the latest version of MacOS to ensure compatibility with needed systems and software.