Please review your organization's essential and non-essential staff position designations. Review your Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan. Should the University suspend operations, your essential staff will need to understand if they are permitted to work remotely or if they are required to report to campus. In addition, your non-essential staff will need to understand that they should not report to their work location while the University or campuses are closed.
Given the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we recommend that supervisors continue to discuss flexible working arrangements, such as flexible working hours or working remotely during suspended operations with non-essential campus staff and student workers. If productive work can be performed, supervisors are being tasked with setting those expectations and facilitating such work. UWSP encourages supervisors to be flexible and creative in considering temporary remote work arrangements so that the work of your department continues, and the needs of the University, students, faculty and staff are met.