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Working remotely

Updated Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:30am

Helpful information for PCC employees moving to a remote work environment.

Setting up your home workspace

Meetings and communication

Equipment

New equipment: If you need a PCC laptop in order to telecommute, place a request with your campus IT Manager or the IT Service Desk.  Be aware that there are supply chain delays. If you find yourself with an essential need, contact itbuy@pcc.edu.

Access your desktop computer: you can use your work computer at home by installing Splashtop.

  1. Submit an IT service request
  2. Receive an invite email
  3. Set up your Splashtop account
  4. Install the Splashtop app
  5. We connect your account to your work computer

Because we are expecting a lot of requests, wait times for IT requests may be longer than usual.

Privacy and security

  • Don’t print FERPA data or sensitive info if possible
  • Dispose of print documents securely (e.g., shredding)
  • Don’t use third-party services to conduct PCC business
  • Don’t use third-party services to communicate FERPA data
  • Don’t request VPN unless you have a specific need
  • If using your personal home computer, make sure it is properly protected.  See recommended virus and malware security tools.