From: Marva de Marothy, Human Resources
To: Berkeley Law community
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Dear Berkeley Law Community,
We care deeply about the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty. As noted, circumstances are changing frequently and rapidly, but your health and well-being are our main concern.
At this time, the University remains operational. Instruction has temporarily moved to online platforms to maintain the curriculum while practicing “social distancing”. If work can be performed remotely, we encourage supervisors and managers (on a non-precedent setting basis) to support temporary remote work agreements for represented and non-represented, exempt and non-exempt, and academic, student and staff employees alike. More information on the campus telecommuting policy is linked here.
Please note that the temporary remote work agreements could be in effect as early as this week through Sunday, March 29, 2020. We will monitor the situation to evaluate whether an extension will be needed or whether we can resume in-person attendance at Berkeley Law on or before Monday, March 30, 2020. Telecommuting agreements signed by the employee and supervisor should be sent to Khatera Ahrary (firstname.lastname@example.org). If remote work is not possible due to the nature of an employee’s job responsibilities, we urge supervisors to be as flexible as possible in seeking alternatives to allow for social distancing. If you have questions about the telecommuting agreement or policies, or need suggestions for alternatives, please ask Khat.
As always, if you feel sick or need to care for sick family members, you are advised to take sick leave. Medical attention and self-quarantine is advised at this time due to COVID-19.
Some employees may wish to request time off from work, and vacation leave requests should be directed to supervisors and managers, and handled as usual.
If you have concerns over leave balances, or if your child’s daycare or school has closed, please contact your supervisor and/or HR. There are special provisions in place from UC to assist during this time.
Thanks to all for pulling together during these circumstances and for contributing to our thriving online Berkeley Law community!