In the Event of Campus Closures
For Staff & Temporary Employees

The university is not closed, but is limited to essential services and only On-Campus Essential employees who perform those services—as determined by university Vice Presidents, Deans, and Chancellors—will be allowed to work on campus. All other employees are expected to telecommute wherever possible, assuming they have the necessary technology and tools.

Coming into Work During Closures

If the building I work in is closed but the campus is open, can I work if I am not sick?

If you are affected by a building or unit closure or cancellation of classes, you will be assigned an alternative work assignment or location, if possible. If no alternative work assignment or location is available, the affected staff employees will receive their usual compensation without using any time off benefits.

If an alternative work assignment or location (see Telecommuting & Alternative Work Schedules section) is available and you choose not to accept it, you will have to be away from work.

Last updated March 23, 2020

Can I come into work even though the campus is closed?

Closing the campus is an exceptionally rare event that occurs only in extreme circumstances. It is a decision that is made to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students. Do not come into work unless you have been identified as an essential employee who is required to work during this type of emergency event (see the About Essential Employees section). If you are not an essential employee and do come into work, you will be sent home.

Last updated March 10, 2020

Pay During Closures

If the entire campus is closed due to an outbreak, how will I be paid?

If the entire campus is closed, staff who are scheduled to work—but not required to work—during the hours the campus is closed are paid up to fifteen calendar days, and they do not have to charge the absence to paid-time-off hours or make up the time.

Staff who were not scheduled to work or were not at work because of such reasons such as vacation, holiday, sick time, funeral, or leave of any type whether paid or unpaid, will continue in that status and their absence will be coded according to the particular reason for the absence.

Last updated March 23, 2020

How will I be paid if the campus is closed for more than fifteen calendar days and I would have been at work if the campus was open?

Employees who are unable to complete their work remotely or on campus as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak will continue to receive their usual compensation until the planned end date of their employment, the end of the COVID-19 outbreak, or through the end of this academic year (June 30, 2020), whichever comes first. Review the Pay, Time Off, & Leave page for additional information.

Last updated March 23, 2020