Best Practices

Remote Team Work

When working remotely, there are best practices that can help teams maintain work continuity and important connection.

Best Practices for Staff


Best Practices for Managers


Staff and Managers

While prepping for a remote workday or an extended work remotely period, it's best to take any items of value (monetary, technical, or personal) with you.  If that's not physically possible, those items should be secured with appropriate locking cables, stored in lockable cabinets, or transferred to a secure location within your team's office space.

For all other questions, please be sure to contact your Senior HR Manager.


InfoSec Best Practices

Information Security Tips

  • Keep a clean machine!  You should use a University-managed device for work. Visit the ISO’s position paper for exceptions.                                           
  • Always be on alert for scams, specifically phishing (through email) and vishing (by phone).  Visit the University’s Phish Bowl for the latest phishing alerts.
  • Secure your home network. See the ISO’s webinar and handout on securing your home network.
  • Use a secure, encrypted password manager to improve your password hygiene. Princeton offers free LastPass password manager accounts to students, faculty, and staff.  
  • Beware of "Zoom-bombing" or uninvited guests joining your Zoom meetings.  Visit our Zoom Best Practices KB article to learn how to lock down your meeting.
  • For more information security best practices, see our Safe Computing webpage.


Preventing Compromises

Accessibility Best Practices

During remote working, Princeton remains committed to ensuring the accessibility of its information technologies to all staff. Remote working can also present greater challenges for accessibility and can bring to the fore new needs for accommodation. 

Staff who need an accommodation should follow the process described in Human Resources’ accommodations policy.

If you are publishing information to your website, posting to social media, live-streaming events or publishing videos, follow the recommendations of the Digital Accessibility Guidelines.

If you encounter an issue with the accessibility of a University website or technology service, please request assistance