How to Set Up Your Remote Workstation

  • Determine what equipment you will need and/or use while working remotely. Please remember, all USD information must remain confidential.
  • Add necessary documents to Google Drive, or set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) so you have access to necessary drives and files (see Instructions for VPN)
    • Note: Access to your email does not require VPN.
  • Set up and test your Zoom access for audio/video remote meetings. Information on how to use Zoom as a member of the USD community is available at: sandiego.edu/zoom
  • Change phone settings:
    • Have telephone calls forwarded to your cell or home phone. Please follow directions found here. Please note this must be done from your desk phone.
    • If calls cannot be forwarded, please change your outgoing message.
      • Please state your response may be delayed.
      • Press the SAC (Send All Calls) button your desk phone.
      • Please plan to check your phone messages throughout the day.
      • Instructions for changing your outgoing message and checking for voicemail remotely can be found on this ITS Support page.
  • Make sure you have access to Kronos for timekeeping, and log your hours appropriately.
  • Discuss expectations and deliverables with your supervisor, including hours of work.
  • Please review our guidelines on working remotely.