Temporary work adjustments for faculty and staff

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Employees as well as entire divisions, units and offices that can work remotely are encouraged to continue to do so at this time.

Some employees who work in units, divisions or offices that are returning to work on a campus may need to request temporary work adjustments due to COVID-19. Under state executive and public health orders, employees who are deemed “vulnerable individuals” (also referred to as “people at risk of severe illness from COVID-19”) are not required to work in-person. Vulnerable individuals are defined as someone who is:

  • 65 years and older
  • Has a chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Has serious heart conditions
  • Is immunocompromised
  • Is pregnant
  • Is determined to be high risk by a licensed healthcare provide. 

Vulnerable individuals may request a temporary work adjustment through CSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity. Those who live with or are the primary caretaker for a vulnerable individual may request a temporary work adjustment, which will be submitted to Office of Equal Opportunity and reviewed by CSU’s Human Resources. Employees who are impacted by COVID-19 may have leave options available to them created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (please visit the HR website).

Employees with daycare eligible or school-age children, or other dependents:

Employees with dependents who are enrolled in daycare or school may encounter childcare issues due to COVID-19. 

  • Employees with COVID-19-related childcare needs may request a temporary work adjustment which will be submitted to OEO and reviewed by HR.
  • Employees with COVID-19-related childcare needs may also be eligible for expanded Family Medical Leave created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (please visit the HR website).
  • CSU is committed to working with employee-parents directly and with supervisors to ensure as much flexibility for families as feasible. CSU has tasked a working group to help guide this discussion.

Students

  • To request reasonable accommodations due to medical issues or disabilities, contact CSU’s Student Disability Center.
  • Students can also connect with their advisors to explore changing their courses to an online format.
  • Other options are to work with the department chair to find substitute classes that will fulfill degree requirements or take a class online through CSU Online or CSU Global.