Human Resources COVID-19 Guidance

Last updated  08:30 am MST, June 16, 2021

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 COVID-19 webpage.

Transitioning Back to Campus

The University is preparing for the re-introduction of in-person activities on our campuses. As of May 17, 2021, units that were not already engaged in on-campus work may begin to transition back if they are able to meet the University’s safety protocols. In preparation, please review this information.

Return to Workspaces Employee

All Employees

Employees who return to campus in any capacity must follow the UArizona policy and guidance for safe return to workspaces outlined on this page.

Information for All Employees

Return to Workspaces Supervisor


Guidance, support, and information for supervisors as you think about work-from-home arrangements and transitioning back to on-campus work.

Information for Supervisors

Face Coverings

June 18, 2021 Face coverings remain required in any building/facility that is operated by or affiliated with the University where patients are seen, including Campus Health and Banner University Medical center buildings.

Guidance          Compliance

Flexible Work Resources

Help for employees and supervisors in structuring and planning for flexible work arrangements.

Flexible Work Guidelines

Tools, information, and ideas for navigating flexible schedules and flexplace agreements.

Guidance for flexible work

Technical Support

Information Technology’s COVID-19 web page for support working from a flexplace.

COVID-19 IT Resources

Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs

The Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs are in effect August 10, 2020 – June 30, 2021. As announced by President Robbins on December 30, 2020, employee participation in the programs has been reduced from the original expectation. This included an end to pay reductions in December.

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

Important Dates


Dec. 1, 2020:

Pay reductions end for employees paid over the 9-month academic year. Retroactive adjustments to pay will be made in early 2021.
Why the earlier end date? View the FAQ here.


Dec. 27, 2020:

Pay reductions end for fiscal employees, including employees on the 9/12 Pay Plan Option.


May 23, 2021:

The last day for academic employees, including those paid on the 9/12 Pay Plan Option, to take furlough or Personal Flex Time.


June 30, 2021:

The last day for fiscal employees to take furlough or Personal Flex Time.

Leaves and Support for Families

Human Resources encourages employees to consider their individual situation and review all options and support available to them. Please review these options available to you.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave/Expanded Family Medical Leave

The American Rescue Plan allows employers to continue the leaves created under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (PDF), to offer additional paid sick leave, and to expand the eligible reasons for taking paid sick leave. 

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

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FML

For Parents

We know that parents are facing additional challenges with childcare and schooling during this difficult time. We also know that there’s no one-size-fits all solution that will work for everyone. Review the University's variety of resources to support employees' diverse family needs.

Support for Parents

Do you need more assistance?

Please email Human Resources with questions.