Family Services

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Faculty and staff who, for personal reasons, want to work from outside of Iowa but within the U.S. for 30 consecutive calendar days or more will use the Domestic Remote Work request form. (A different process applies if the nature of the work requires the employee to work from another state.)  The employee will provide the following information:

  • Reason for their request
  • Employee’s immigration status
  • Remote work location
  • Requested dates for remote work 
  • Acknowledgement that they may be personally responsible for income taxes assessed by the state/locality where they will work.

Teaching faculty and teaching assistants are not eligible to work outside of Iowa.

An employee’s request will be reviewed by their college/organization. Requests should be approved by a college/organization only if there is a significant business reason for an individual to perform services outside the state of Iowa.  If the college/organization supports the request, it will document additional information including:

  • Significant business reason allowing out-of-state work
  • Employee’s job responsibilities
  • Salary
  • Salary funding source
  • Work schedule
  • Equipment/materials that are required.

If the college/organization is satisfied with the business reason, the request will be routed to relevant University offices to evaluate various types of legal and compliance issues associated with employing someone to work in the state identified.  Risk categories include but are not limited to:

  • Taxation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Workers compensation coverage
  • Benefits coverage  

Any additional costs to the University associated with the remote work arrangement will be sustained by the employing college/organization. If such costs are identified and the college/organization is unwilling to bear those costs, the request may be denied.

If the University and college/organization approve of the request, the remote work arrangement may be initiated based on the terms stated in the workflow form.  The remote work arrangement will be subject to review and change at the discretion of the employing college/organization, in accordance with the Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.