Keep Working

As we work to remain operational during this evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, here are some key strategies and resources to help you work remotely. Visit HR's telecommuting page for more information about policies and procedures. As we move forward, stay informed of future plans by visiting the university's Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website, which will continue to be updated as new information is available. 

Steps for Success

1. Know Your Tech and Access Capabilities

Access to technology and a reliable internet connection are just two of the things you need to consider when working remotely. Here are our recommendations ensuring you have everything you need to work at home. Do you have...

  • Sufficient computer hardware?
  • Internet bandwidth?
  • Access to all essential programs?
  • Necessary server connections?
  • A webcam to videoconference?
  • A surge to protect the equipment?
2. Know Your Software and Collaboration Tools

Make sure you know how to access your network and necessary systems. We’ve collected information on accessing some key services and a comparision of their features.

3. Follow These Quick, Easy Security Tips

Continue to employ the security best practices as you work remotely. Beware of COVID-19 related phishing attempts. Remain vigilant for security concerns and be sure to report suspicious emails to report-phish@osu.edu.

4. Communicate with all stakeholders

Make sure that your team and colleagues know how to contact you. Take a look at technology tools that can help you connect and maintain communication with your coworkers.

5. Master Online Meeting Tools

Conduct meetings on Zoom or Skype, using video calling and screen sharing to maintain team dynamics and continue to collaborate. Get ready for mandatory passwords and other additional security measures Zoom will add on July 30.

6. Know Your Backups for Essential Work

If you or a family member are sick or unavailable, know to whom you can hand off essential work. The university has health and wellness resources for coping with the changing landscape.