Phased Staffing

Campbell University will implement phased staffing back to campus in order to ensure the health and safety of our community. University leaders will evaluate phased staffing based on work essential for staff to be on-site, the ability to control and manage specific work environments, and the necessity to access on-site resources. These decisions, once approved, will be communicated through your supervisor, dean, or vice president as soon as possible. Please do not return to work without consultation with your supervisor.

Phased return dates

Benchmark return to work dates for these phases are as follows:

Phase Benchmark Date
Phase I July 15, 2020
Phase II August 3, 2020
Phase III August 17, 2020

Your return date may be different based on the plan developed by your supervisor.

The Fall 2020 Task Force, in conjunction and collaboration with the President’s Cabinet, will monitor the health and safety of the community and adjust this policy as necessary.

Temporary workplace accommodation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states individuals with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection.

An employee whose health condition falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories, is pregnant or is requesting an exemption from returning to campus after a department/school has been told to cease remote work may request, in writing, a temporary workplace accommodation submitted to the Human Resources Director at The request should state what accommodations are being requested, reason for the request and any pertinent information regarding the request (Healthcare provider note, etc.). The Human Resources Director will work with the employee’s supervisor and respective Vice President to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be made.

Staffing options

Once employees have been identified to return to work on-site, there are options departments and supervisors may consider that include maintaining required social distancing measures and reducing population density within buildings and workspaces.

  1. Alternating Days – In order to limit the number of individuals and interactions among those on campus, departments may schedule partial staffing on alternating days where possible. Such schedules will help enable social distancing, especially in areas with large common workspaces.
  2. Staggered Reporting/Departing – The start and end of the workday typically bring many people together at common entry and exit points of buildings. Staggering reporting and departure times by at least thirty minutes will reduce traffic in common areas to facilitate social distancing requirements.
  3. Remote work. Those who can work remotely to fulfill some, or all of their duties may be able to do so using a full/partial day/week schedule defined by their supervisor which may also include alternating days. This will reduce the number of individuals present on our campuses and the potential spread of the virus.

As staffing on-site increases and operations expand, officials will closely monitor and assess the potential spread of the virus, as well as existing policies and procedures for mitigation.  If localized outbreaks emerge, tighter restrictions and reduced staffing on campus may need to be implemented.

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