Georgia State phased in a return of staff over time in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate health and safety measures such as social distancing and availability of personal protective equipment for some staff.
The university assesses expanded staffing based on mission-critical operations, ability to control and manage specific work environments, and necessity to access on-site resources. Decisions are communicated through area leadership.
The need to reduce the number of people on campus to meet social distancing requirements will continue for some time. Support units that can continue to effectively work remotely should continue to do so until restrictions are eased for larger gatherings.
Outline of Phases
The following identifies broad categories of employees with their return to campuses specified by date. It is critical that managers work with division, college or school senior leadership to develop more detailed plans to meet social distancing guidelines and maintain a safe work environment. Plans may include staggered schedules, rotating shifts, telecommuting and similar flexible arrangements as necessary to the extent consistent with the specific needs of any position. Returns to campus are based on on‐site needs and communicated from division, college or school leadership.
Expanded staffing is tightly controlled and coordinated to mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety of faculty and staff, as well as the communities we serve. No unit or department should increase staffing levels beyond current needs to support critical on-site operations without approval from its respective leadership. Once decisions to expand on-site staffing in certain areas have been made, staff should follow the protocols and guidelines detailed in this guide for returning to work on our campuses, as well as any additional expectations communicated by department leadership.
As staffing on-site increases and operations expand, officials are closely monitoring and assessing the potential spread of the virus, as well as existing procedures to mitigate it.
- Vice presidents, deans, department chairs and key managers.
- Faculty teaching Maymester and summer classes.
- Research personnel who rely on access to specialized resources on campus.
- Employees engaged in health and safety measures needed for the increased number of personnel on campus, such as police and custodians, as identified and communicated by leadership.
- Information Technology Services staff necessary for support.
- Faculty teaching late summer classes.
- Employees critical in planning and supporting fall semester activities, as identified and communicated by leadership.
- Managers and supervisors.
- Faculty teaching fall semester.
- Employees engaged in in-person customer service provision to students, faculty and staff.
- Other employees engaged in planning and supporting fall semester operations.