We expect most faculty and staff to continue working remotely during this time, which will help in de-densifying campus and protecting our entire university community. Faculty and staff needing to be on campus will develop individualized safe and flexible work plans in consultation with their supervisors and are expected to follow the policies and protocols outlined on this site. These measures are being put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are a shared responsibility of everyone on campus. They include the wearing of face coverings, physical distancing, daily self-screening and monitoring for symptoms, testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting and changes to dining areas, classrooms and other campus spaces to promote distancing and other safe practices.
Employees returning to campus will be expected to complete safety training and daily health screenings and adhere to all campus safety practices.
To minimize health risks and to relieve pressure on commuting, the use of public transportation, family and household demands, supervisors are encouraged to work with staff to build flexible on-campus work schedules for the fall term. We are encouraging plans that include staggered start-end times each workday and/or partial work from home schedules during the workweek to maximize physical distancing.
Updated July 29, 2020
Staff in roles that allow them to work from home will be asked to continue to do so until further notice. This is to reduce risks for both our workforce and student populations. Over the summer, supervisors will be providing further guidance to those employees who continue to work from home.
In accordance with state of Washington requirements, high-risk individuals who are asked to return to the campus workplace may seek workplace accommodations. Once you have received a confirmed campus return date from your supervisor, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this process.
We recently learned from the completed return to work survey both faculty and staff expressed concerns in regard to commuting to campus.
Aside from encouraging flexible work schedules and the continuation of at-home work where possible, the university will provide those employees who are Orca riders 10 parking days per month through the fall term. This will allow those who typically use public transportation to park on campus if desired.
Monthly parking permit requirements will resume August 1, using the same systems as before the shelter-in-place orders, including rates, enforcement, permit types and policies. It will be important to re-activate your pass as confirmation of your return to the program.
In addition, for those who normally work full-time on campus and will have a hybrid schedule you can purchase a daily pass for the days you are parking on campus. If you plan to purchase a daily pass, please do so via the online ordering system. More information on commuting, transit, ridesharing and parking will be available on the Public Safety and HR site(s) in July.
Visit Returning to Campus Guide for more information.
Updated August 3, 2020
Visit Remote vs. On-Campus Student Employment for details on what is required of faculty and staff who are employing student workers.
Posted July 30, 2020