We are lucky to have many core strengths across the university, and our staff members are prominent among them. They make the university run. It’s of the utmost importance that our staff feels safe, encouraged and prepared while continuing to support the university.

Employee Return to Campus and Testing for Spring 2022 Semester

Unit leadership will work with their staff members to determine the level of staffing needed to continue operations and serve the missions of the university through January 30, after which our expectation will be a return to the original plans for the spring semester. If you have questions or suggestions regarding your work arrangements during this time, please contact your supervisor.

University employees are also encouraged to test via any method that is most convenient before returning to campus. Free testing will continue to be available on campus, which allows the university to reach out quickly to contacts of infected individuals to help stop the spread of the virus. Employees should report to the Occupational Health Program (OHP) if you have tested positive, have symptoms of COVID-19 even if you test negative, or if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive.

Flexible Work Arrangements

We are excited to pilot more widespread use of flexible work arrangements during the 2021-22 academic year. Your supervisors and HR reps will have more detailed information, but here’s a summary:

  • During May 2021, a cross-campus leadership task force developed campus-wide guidelines that have now been shared with College, School and Unit (CSU) leadership.
  • In June 2021, CSUs developed their own specific plans based on these guidelines.
  • In July 2021, units determined if and how they might implement flexible work arrangements following their CSU’s guidelines.
  • In October 2021, we began fully implementing flexible work arrangements.