Guidelines for Remote Work

We know that this is a time of uncertainty and anxiety, and that faculty and staff may have many questions.  This page offers the latest guidance and information.  A sincere thank-you to everyone working around the clock to support our students, our community, and each other.  Stay safe (don’t forget to wash your hands) and reach out if you need assistance.

Here’s the latest information

Guidelines for remote work

  • If you are an essential employee, you must report to work. Essential employees are determined by your supervisor in conjunction with senior leadership but are not limited to, those who perform duties that ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff, and are critical to continuing College operations.
  • If you are a non-essential employee and can practice social distancing within your work area, we ask that you report to work until your manager can assess your ability to work from home using the guidelines below.
  • If you are non-essential and do not want to come in to work because you have concerns about your safety, or have childcare or family care issues, you may use vacation time until your manager can determine your ability to work from home using the guidelines below. 

Guidelines to assess who may be able to work from home

If there are technical questions about remote access and equipment, managers should follow the protocol for requesting IT support. 

If remote work is approved, hourly paid employees working from home need to continue to record their time so they can be paid for all time worked. Managers will continue to approve time per payroll schedules. If you are exempt, you should report time as normal.

Employee benefits will not be affected by these arrangements.

We understand that some non-essential roles cannot be performed remotely due to the nature of work and/or circumstances at home. We ask that you discuss these situations directly with your supervisor.  We will provide further guidance regarding these roles as soon as possible.

With more staff working remotely, some departments are changing their processes to make things easier for all involved. 

  • The Business Office has sent out a few emails regarding forms and standard processes. Please refer to the emails sent out by Lisa Dester this week for additional guidance.
  • Payroll is requesting that anyone submitting forms or documents do so to rather than by fax.  If the leave is work related, doctors notes and FMLA documentation may also be emailed to