Phase 1: Limited Operations (Now through Commencement)
Essential staff plus staff directed to be on campus to support department operations.
Other staff who choose to work on campus and have been approved by managers or supervisors to do so.
A planning phase where managers and department leaders talk to staff, both individually and together, to solicit their input with regard to department staffing plans and position requirements.
The goal of these conversations is to gain insight and foster staff engagement, with the understanding that the staffing plans will ultimately be finalized by managers and department leaders.
Phase 2: Modified Operations (Commencement through June)
Managers and Department Leaders asked to finalize and submit their staffing plans to their respective Dean or Vice President. The plans will then be consolidated and submitted to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Staff may return to work more regularly, as needed, to reacclimate to working on campus and in support of department operations.
Managers should encourage the use of available time off during the summer to ensure that staff can refresh and reenergize and utilize accumulated time off.
Phase 3: Fall 2021 (August-Fall)
Approved department staffing plans will be implemented to support Fall 2021 operational needs. The effective date for each plan may vary by department and range from early August to late August.
Managers and department leaders should monitor and assess the staffing plans in alignment with operational effectiveness and adjust as needed.
Phase 4: Enhanced Operations (2022 +)
Leverage experiences from 2020 and 2021.
Continued focus on staffing plans and department operations to support necessary refinements in staff engagement, development, recruitment and retention.
Engagement survey conducted to measure current state, satisfaction levels and areas for improvement.