To recover improper payments and improve its review process over travel claims submitted to its accounting department, the university should terminate any agreements with university employees that allow them to work at a location other than their headquarters and expressly prohibit the making of such agreements.
The university stated that it has a critical need to maintain the ability to establish work arrangements, when necessary, to conduct business in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Aided by modern technologies, in select cases, it may permit employees to work in remote locations. Nevertheless, the university reviewed all of the existing alternate work location agreements with current employees of the Chancellor's Office. When it found no compelling reason for the agreements, the university gave the employee the option of either relocating his or her headquarters or terminating his or her employment. The university noted that few of its employees chose to work at remote locations.