The following provides important employee information from the UNE Onward plan, organized for online reading. Download the UNE Onward plan (PDF).
Visit the UNE Office of Human Resources for additional resources and information for employees.
Return to Campus for UNE Employees
Many of the policies and procedures described throughout this overarching plan for reopening the University are also included in the Phase I Return to Campus Plan for Employees (PDF). This plan has been shared with all University employees via email, and it is posted on the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 webpage. Human Resources will continue to update UNE employees as policies and procedures evolve in the coming weeks and months.
Due to the change in the academic calendar, UNE did not observe Labor Day as an official holiday. Instead, UNE will observe the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as a holiday for employees. In addition, the floating holiday typically accrued during the first pay period in October will be accrued during the first pay period in September.
Responsibility to Self-Monitor and Report Illness
UNE will not be testing employees. As described below, UNE will encourage self-monitoring of symptoms among all members of the community, including employees. Employees showing signs of illness should seek immediate care from their health care provider.
Employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19, who have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (see below), or who have been in close contact with COVID-19 positive individuals will be expected to contact their primary care provider, immediate supervisor, and Human Resources for guidance.
Faculty Technology and Instructional Support
The professional staff in UNE’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Information Technology Services (ITS) created a comprehensive array of resources for faculty and students regarding remote teaching and learning in spring 2020. These resources have continually been updated since that time and are now focused on providing support for faculty to implement the curriculum delivery plan outlined in Section III.A of the UNE Onward plan. Additional support has been added in the form of a self-paced course on fully online course design, a companion site on hybrid course design, and workshops and resources on forms of blended instruction. ITS and CETL continue to provide virtual group tutorials, one-on-one consultations, drop-in help desk hours, etc., on topics ranging from assessment with virtual proctoring to effective use of Zoom. These sessions include valuable lessons learned from an extensive survey of faculty, professional staff, and students after the move to remote instruction this past spring.
Employee Travel Policy
The travel policy implemented in March 2020 prohibiting non-essential domestic and international travel remains in effect until further notice. Exceptions include employees who travel regularly as part of their job (such as medical directors) and other travel that is deemed essential. Approval for essential travel will require approval from the provost (academic areas) or the senior vice president of Finance and Administration (administrative areas).