Human Resources COVID-19 Guidance

Last updated 9:00 am MST, July 8, 2020

Review this page for updates and guidance from Human Resources on COVID-19. Information is updated often, so please check back regularly.

Contact Human Resources with additional questions


Be sure to also visit the University's central coronavirus webpage.

Return to Campus

The University is preparing for the re-introduction of in-person activities on our campuses. Your department/unit and direct supervisor will provide more specific information in the coming months, including an anticipated return-to-campus date for your role. In preparation, please review the information for employees and supervisors on this page.

View the Return to Campus Wepage

Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs Delayed until Aug. 10

The University will implement Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs for fiscal year 2020–2021 in recognition of the extreme financial crisis resulting from the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those not participating include student employees, graduate teaching and research assistants and associates, postdoctoral scholars who serve under the Conditions of Postdoctoral Service (UHAP Chapter 12), and anyone on an H-1B visa. Employees whose gross annualized pay (PDF) is less than $44,500 are also exempt.

Furlough Program

The Furlough Program will be implemented only for employees who have time funded by sponsored awards. If you charge any time to sponsored projects, you will participate in this program only.

Learn About the Furlough Program

Furlough-Based Salary Program

The Furlough-Based Salary Program will be implemented for all other participating employees.

Learn About the Furlough-Based Salary Program

Remote Work Resources

Help for employees and supervisors in structuring and planning for remote work.

Remote/Flexible Work Guidelines

Tools, information, and ideas for navigating remote work.

Guidance for working remotely

Technical Support

Information Technology’s COVID-19 web page for support working remotely.

Support for Working Remotely

Emergency Paid Sick Leave/Expanded Family Medical Leave

Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (PDF). As part of the University’s efforts to assist employees during this time and to comply with the FFCRA, the University is supplementing its current Sick Time and Family Medical Leave Act policies.

Learn how to request and report Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FML.

Learn more about Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FML

Supervisor COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 poses many challenges for managers. The Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs will reduce capacity, while individual needs and work modifications may change duties and how we communicate. To help you manage your team during this time, we offer resources categorized in three steps: Re-Prioritize, Re-Assess, and Re-Launch.

View Supervisor Guidance

Have you seen the UArizona Support and Resiliency Hub?

Coaching, articles, and daily digital meetups, just for UArizona employees during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Visit the Support and Resiliency Hub