6 Steps to Telecommuting

Welcome to the City and County of San Francisco's telecommuting webpage. Telecommuting gives eligible employees the opportunity to work in a designated location away from the office. This alternate worksite program can increase employee productivity and satisfaction, help recruit and retain top talent, save employees hours spent commuting, and significantly reduce the City workforce's carbon footprint.


Telecommuting is a cooperative and mutually beneficial arrangement between an employee and the employee's department. Eligibility for telecommuting is based on a department's assessment of an employee's work and work habits: Employees with independent, knowledge-based jobs who don't need to be on site, and whose work habits demonstrate reliability and self-motivation are best suited for telecommuting.