Faculty and Staff

Last updated 5:00 pm MST, April 8, 2020

 
 
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Human Resources COVID-19 Guidance

Status: All non-essential employees are to work remotely

Human Resources is working alongside other campus administrators to ensure the University is prepared for developments related to coronavirus. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.

Following stay-at-home orders by Governor Doug Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, the University is asking all non-essential employees to work remotely. Please work with your department/unit to determine if you are essential.

We ask that all supervisors and employees who must remain onsite to continue to take proactive steps to prevent the spread of germs. We also recommend that employees continue to stay informed about their units' departmental procedures and Continuity of Operations Plans.

Guidance from Human Resources

Help structuring remote work, navigating absences, and addressing other logistical issues during modified operations.

for Supervisors

Tools, information, and ideas for managing remote work and absenses.

Supervisor Guidance

for Employees

Information and support to help navigate modified operations.

Employee Guidance

Technical Support

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

Support for Working Remotely


How to report time

Guidance for reporting time to enable all employees to work remotely, self-isolate, or remain home due to illness or school, daycare and eldercare closures.

Employees
 

Information for full-time, part-time, benefits-eligible, and non-benefits-eligible employees.
 

Report time - Employees

Student Workers
 

Information for student workers and graduate assistants/associates.

 

Report time - Student Workers

Emergency Paid Sick Leave/
Expanded Family Medical Leave

Congressed passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (PDF). Learn how to request and report these specific types of leave.

Report time - FFCRA

Have you seen the UArizona Support and Resiliency Hub?

Coaching, articles, and daily digital meetups, just for UArizona employees.

Visit the Support and Resiliency Hub

Health Resources For Employees

Click on each employee resource to learn more.

Employees on the University's state-sponsored medical plans can connect with a physician over live video from a smartphone, tablet, or computer—24/7. To encourage social distancing, copays have been waived in most situations.

  • Doctor on Demand
    No copay for EPO and PPO participants, regardless if it is COVID related or not.
    No copay nor deductible for HSA plan participants, but only for COVID-related treatment and testing.

  • UHC Virtual Visit Network
    Alternative Plan participants can visit UnitedHealthcare’s website for telemedicine services, regardless of the reason, and receive services with no copay.

Copays for e-counseling through state-sponsored insurance carriers are currently being waived. Learn more about options for your specific plan.

Banner Fast Pass allows employees in Tucson to schedule expedited clinic visits, physician consultations, or follow-up appointments with Banner – University Medicine physicians. Just call the main scheduling number, 520-694-8888.

The Campus Health Walk-in Clinic will see employees on the same terms as students.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO IN

When you call, you will be connected with a medical provider. This call-first procedure is in place to better serve you, increase efficiency, and minimize risk for the community.

Medical: (520) 621-9202

After Hours: (520) 570-7898

COVID-19 testing

Campus Health has a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits available to University employees who have symptoms of infection and are at greater risk of severe illness. If you fit this criteria, please call for an evaluation.

Since supplies are still limited, feel free to contact Campus Health about the criteria it is using for testing other employees.

Latest Staff Communications

April 8, 2020 Campus Health Campus Health continues testing for COVID-19
April 6, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus usage during COVID-19 mitigation efforts
April 3, 2020 Betsy Cantwell, SVP for Research, Innovation & Impact COVID-19 Updates & Announcements
April 2, 2020 Michael Dake SVP for Health Sciences COVID-19 supplies, capabilities coordination
April 2, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Teamwork and Adaptability
March 31, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected
March 30, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Financial Taskforce - Pause in Hiring and Job Changes
March 30, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Adapting For The Future, Post-COVID-19
March 30, 2020 Office of Research, Innovation & Impact Reminder: Weekly Call with UA Faculty
March 27, 2020 Campus Health University of Arizona Students Support Pima County on COVID-19 Cases
March 27, 2020 Office of Research, Innovation & Impact COVID-19 Updates & Guidance
March 27, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Resilient Together
March 27, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Your Support Means So Much to Us (video)
March 25, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Student Financial Emergency Fund
March 23, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President A message from President Robbin
March 23, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Adapting For The Future, Post-COVID-19
March 20, 2020 Arizona State Retirement System An ASRS Service Update from Director Paul Matson
March 20, 2020 Office of Research, Innovation & Impact Weekly Call with UA Faculty
March 20, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Revised Academic Grading and Eligibility Policies
March 20, 2020 Executive Office of the President Thank you for your compassion
March 20, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Commencement Update
March 18, 2020 Office of Research, Innovation & Impact COVID-19 Updates & Announcements
March 18, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost
 
Brent White
Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dean of Global Campuses and International Education
COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Guidance on Summer 2020 - Academic Session, Study Abroad Programs, and K-12 Camps
March 15, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Guidance on Student Workers in Academic Instruction Roles
March 14, 2020

Betsy Cantwell, SVP for Research, Innovation & Impact

Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

Communication to campus on continuity of student / postdoc research activities
March 13, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Update for Faculty and Staff

March 13, 2020

Robert C. Robbins, President

Update on COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020

Michelle Meyer, Assistant Director, Payroll Administration

Direct Deposit and Coronavirus: Ensure no disruption to your pay

March 11, 2020

Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan (Staff)

March 3, 2020

Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

Coronavirus Update

A note about civility and employees’ privacy

We encourage all staff and faculty to remember to respect other employees’ privacy, personal information, and medical information.

“We must ensure that our response to the coronavirus threat is not harmed by stigmatizing or stereotyping. We are best equipped to respond to any public health threat when we work together.”

 

Liesl Folks,
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, March 3, 2020, email message to campus

More information about privacy