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Approved:
28 Jun 2021
Prior Version:
4 Jan 2021
Applicability:
This policy applies to all university personnel, including student employees.
Policy Owner:
Academic Vice President, Administration Vice President and CFO, International Vice President
Responsible Office:
Human Resource Services
Implementing Procedures:
Related Policies:
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Table of Contents:

Approved:
28 Jun 2021
Prior Version:
4 Jan 2021
Applicability:
This policy applies to all university personnel, including student employees.
Policy Owner:
Academic Vice President, Administration Vice President and CFO, International Vice President
Responsible Office:
Human Resource Services

Implementing Procedures:

Related Policies:
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Out-of-State Work Policy

BYU’s primary location of operations is in the state of Utah. BYU provides an educational experience where students, faculty, and employees physically gather in a “compact society” of “disciple-scholars.”[1] The gathering of BYU’s campus community also benefits the surrounding community. Further, regular, long-term work by employees outside Utah could subject BYU to adverse tax, insurance, workers’ compensation, and employment law obligations in other states and countries. As a result, living and performing university work in Utah are both conditions of employment.

Exceptions to this policy are limited to the following:

  • remote work outside Utah during isolated travel of up to 30 days;
  • a university assignment or program that must be conducted outside Utah and is approved by the responsible vice president or assistant to the president;
  • professional development leave, pursuant to the Faculty Leaves Policy;
  • employment of an adjunct faculty member who lives outside Utah but within the United States and travels to Utah to perform university work;
  • when necessary to meet a demonstrated academic department or college need, employment of an adjunct faculty member approved by the academic vice president to live and work outside Utah, provided the employment is through a BYU-owned subsidiary and complies with the legal and regulatory requirements of that location;
  • employment of a non-benefited BYU Continuing Education employee approved by the international vice president to live and/or work outside Utah, provided the employment complies with the legal and regulatory requirements of that location; or
  • temporary remote work outside Utah by a student employee during a break between consecutive semesters, provided the supervisor approves, the student meets the credit-hour requirements for student employment, and the position remains based in Utah.

 

[1] Kevin J Worthen, “Gathering: Education in a Compact Society,” BYU Devotional Address (Sept. 10, 2019) (quoting Joseph Smith’s statement about education being obtained in a compact society).