UNC Faculty and Staff:
The health and well-being of our campus community - students, staff, and faculty - continues to be our highest priority. With that in mind, we’re writing with important updates. We’ve been pleased by how well UNC employees have adjusted to the remote working environment and as we prepare for Fall semester, we’ll need to bring more employees back to campus. President Feinstein and Cabinet approved the timeline below for a partial return to campus later this summer. Please review the following information carefully as it contains many important details. Decisions about maintaining a maximum occupancy of 50% in each office suite or work area will be made by department heads and directors, in consultation with their AVP or Dean. As a reminder, all staff, faculty, and students returning to campus are required to wear an appropriate face mask or face covering.
Card swipe access will be restored to all buildings
- This provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to visit their offices to retrieve needed items or perform brief tasks.
- We encourage staff who are able to work effectively from home to limit the amount of time spent on campus and continue working remotely as much as possible until further notice.
- Per state guidelines, office suites and work areas may not exceed 50% capacity.
- Air conditioning will not be turned on at this point.
Air conditioning will be restored to buildings, and offices will resume direct service to students
- It's likely the 50% occupancy cap will remain.
- To reduce density, many employees who have been effectively working remotely and aren't involved in direct student service should continue to work remotely.
- Supervisors will be responsible for determining which employees should return to campus and in what capacity.
- Supervisors should consider various methods to limit capacity, including alternating day schedules, staggered reporting/departing times, and the continuation of remote work arrangements.
- More information can be found in UNC’s Returning to the Workplace Guide.
Fall semester classes begin
- Depending on public health guidance, the reduced workplace capacity will likely need to continue.
- Employees who are effectively working from home should be encouraged to continue doing so.
- Flexible schedules and remote working will continue during the Fall semester until further notice.
Questions about this information can be directed to Human Resources. We will continue to provide updates as they’re available.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the health and well-being of our campus community.