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  • July 23: Retrievers Return Action Update

    Phase 2 of the Return to On-Campus Work Plan Begins August 3

    July 23, 2020 8:19 PM
    Campus Status: UMBC is open, with most students, faculty, and staff studying, teaching, and working remotely. Facilities remain closed. If you have an emergency, please call UMBC Police at (410) 455-5555. Maryland is currently under a Safer at Home Order. However, travel and other restrictions remain in Baltimore County and other areas.

    The latest campus updates are posted on the Retrievers Return website. If you have questions or concerns, please email covid19@umbc.edu.

    Student Services and Support

    Business Continuity and Staff Support

    • Effective immediately, Contingent I positions will no longer require hiring exception approval. Both new and renewal contracts may be submitted following standard procedures. Information about the hiring freeze and hiring exception process is available through Human Resources.
    • Phase 2 of the Return to On-Campus Work plan will begin on August 3. Most employees will continue to work remotely; some will be needed on campus. Whether working remotely or on campus, employees might face childcare and/or family care challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supervisors and department heads are asked to make every effort to be flexible in accommodating the needs of their employees. Supportive measures, resources, and leave options may include the following:
      • Frequent well-being check-ins
      • Temporary modified work schedules
      • Leave under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
        • Emergency Family Medical Leave (EFML)
        • Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL)
      • Consideration of on-campus childcare (Y Preschool)
    • If employees test positive for COVID-19 or have reason to self-isolate, they may be eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Please contact HR for more details.

    Campus Access

    • UMBC’s buildings are secured, with some employees and research teams on campus and taking appropriate health and safety precautions. Only employees with permission from their supervisor, approved researchers, and/or approved students should be on campus.
    • Faculty Summer Access Requests: If you need to access the campus to prepare course materials for a class that you are teaching this fall, or access to your office to teach online during the summer, please submit a Summer 2020 Campus Access Request Form.
    • Faculty Fall Access Survey: Please respond to this quick Fall 2020 Faculty Office Access Interest Survey by July 28.
    • If you have a one-time emergency need to visit campus and have gained appropriate approval(s) but do not have keys to gain access to the building/office that you need to visit, please call UMBC Police Deputy Chief Bruce Perry at (443) 677-2195 or Lieutenant Derrick Johns at (410) 207-0850.

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