This webpage is reserved for the State of Arizona
employees (non-university) in Maricopa County.
State of Arizona Telework Program
Office of Travel Reduction
100 N. 15th Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Are You A Candidate?
Use the following survey to
help you determine if telework is for you.
Click on the
answer that best describes you.
self-motivated and self-disciplined?
Can you complete work projects without
constant supervision? Are you productive
when no one is checking on you or
watching you work? Successful
teleworkers develop regular routines and
are able to set and meet their own
have strong organizational and time
management skills? Are you
results-oriented? Will you remain
focused on your work while at home, and
not be distracted by television,
housework or visiting neighbors? Do you
manage your time and workload well,
solve many of your own problems, and
find satisfaction in completing tasks on
your own? Are you comfortable setting
priorities and deadlines? Do you keep
your sights on results?
Are you comfortable working alone and disciplined to leave work at quitting time?
Can you adjust to the relative isolation of working at home? Will you miss the social interaction at the central office on your
telework days? Do you have the self-control to work neither too much nor too little? Can you set a comfortable and productive pace while working at home?
Are you able to work independently, with minimal supervision and feedback? Can you accomplish work successfully without frequent feedback or approval? Are you able to make decisions independently?
Are you successful in your current position? Do you know your job well and have a track record of performance? Current job performance is a strong indicator of your potential success as a
teleworker. Consider how any problems or developmental needs evident in your last performance evaluation might affect your
Are you knowledgeable about your organization's procedures and policies? Have you been on the job long enough to know how to do your job in accordance with your organization's procedures and policies? Employees with more experience on the job likely will have fewer questions and less need to contact the central office. Do you have well-established work, communication and social patterns at the central office?
Teleworkers should have a good understanding of the organization's "culture."
Would you be sensitive to the effect on co-workers of any additional work required of them because of the
telework arrangement? Would you be willing to share some of your co-worker's tasks to limit the effects if any? Would you take particular care to provide support to co-workers while working at home? Do you have an effective working relationship with co-workers? When you're away from the central office and problems arise, it's important to know how to get help. Established relationships with co-workers enable both you and your co-workers to feel comfortable asking for assistance and to better understand each other's needs and concerns.
Are you adaptable to changing routines and environments? Have you demonstrated an ability to be flexible about work routines and environments?
Telework changes your daily routine, work environment, work flow and personal interactions. While productivity usually increases at home, new distractions can present challenges to focusing on your work. Are you willing to come into the office on a regularly scheduled
telework day if your supervisor, co-workers or customers need you there?
Are you an effective communicator and team player? Do you communicate well with your supervisor and co-workers? Are you able to express needs objectively and develop solutions? Successful
teleworking requires effective communication. You must develop ways to communicate regularly with your supervisor and co-workers on your
telework days. Teleworkers must take the initiative to keep up-to-date with co-workers and central office activities.
Do you have the right job for telework?
Check all that apply.
Low face-to-face communication requirements; at least one day a week,
communication can be handled by telephone, voice mail or email.
Responsibilities include large blocks of time handling information, such as
writing, reading, analysis, planning, computer programming, word processing,
data entry and telephoning.
Minimal requirements for special equipment.
Clearly defined tasks and work products with measurable work activities and
Do you have an appropriate home work environment?
Check all that apply.
A safe, comfortable work space where it is easy to concentrate on work.
The required level of security.
The necessary office equipment.
A telephone, with a separate home office line, if required, and an answering
machine or voice mail.
Household members who will understand you're working and will not disturb you.
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