Remote Work Checklist

Before leaving the office

The following are recommended actions to take as you prepare for remote working.  Please review with your manager in advance.

Essential Technology Hardware

☐ Laptop with power cord

☐ Mobile phone

☐ Copy all necessary files to a USC cloud location (OneDrive, Google Drive) so they can be accessed remotely.

Update your voicemail greeting to inform callers that you are working remotely and to contact you via email.

Optional Hardware

☐ Tablet/iPad

☐ Headphones/headset

☐ Surge protector with power strip

☐ Mouse

☐ 3 prong to 2 prong outlet adapter

☐ External monitor

Software- ensure you have access to the following (as needed):




Google Drive

☐ Blackboard Connect

Work Items

☐ Reference materials or checklists

☐ Paper working files, as needed

☐ Post-it notes

☐ Pens/pencils

☐ Notebooks with current information

☐ Headphones, webcam, and microphone for video conferencing; most laptops have an internal webcam and microphone


☐ Take important belongings home and lock up and secure all others.

☐ Take plants home.

If your Duo Security notification is set to go to your office phone, choose one of the other notification methods to assure appropriate authentication.