Definitions and guidelines

The following information provides definitions and guidelines for full implementation of alternative campus operations.

The following employee designations are applicable to:

  • Administrative Faculty
  • Classified
  • Certain Letters of Appointment
  • Research and Graduate Assistants
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Temporary Hourly
  • Student Employees.

Academic faculty should refer to the resources provided by Teaching & Learning Technologies.

The University is committed to our students and continuity of our operations. By following the CDC guidelines, every person on campus can contribute to minimizing risk of transmission and exposure.

Each academic and administrative operating unit has been tasked with establishing systems for staffing and monitoring business continuity needs and student/customer service. Department chairs, supervisors and managers, in consultation with Directors, Associate Vice Presidents or Deans will develops schedules which mitigate exposure, diminishes personal contact and to the extent possible, maintains social distance.

Supervisors, chairs or managers will inform employees, including student employees, of their designation (see below). Depending on job responsibilities and business operational needs an employee’s status may change at any time from one designation to another.

Employee designations

Employees on campus: Employees whose job functions must be performed on campus to keep the campus safe and to protect against loss or undue hardship for university employees. Examples of these positions may include, but are not limited to: employees working in research labs, animal facilities, facilities services, police services.

Employees working remotely: Employees whose job functions must be performed to maintain education and/or business continuity, or to protect against loss or undue hardship for university employees. Examples of these positions may include, but are not limited to: employees working in business and finance functions, human resources, residential life, enrollment, information technology, student support, research services, development and administration personnel.

Employees on administrative leave: Employees not able to perform their normal jobs remotely will be placed on administrative leave. Employees do not have to perform work but they must be available to work while on administrative leave. Employees must continue to be available if called to perform work while on administrative leave. Employees may be reassigned or be directed to perform tasks outside of their normal departments or units. If an employee is unavailable for work, annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay must be taken.