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UMD Updates Telework and Leave Guidance

Jewel M. Washington, assistant vice president for human resources, provided new information to faculty and staff yesterday, updating her guidance issued on April 6 related to employee compensation and recording leave on timesheets that is set to expire on May 22.

The information outlined below is effective for the period of May 23-June 30, 2020; additional guidance may be issued before June 30, 2020.

Telework

  • Regular status faculty, staff and Contingent II employees (exempt and non-exempt) who have been approved for telework will continue to work remotely, unless a circumstance changes that would require them to report on site for some or all of the hours they are scheduled to work. These employees should continue to record all hours worked on their timesheets.
  • Hourly employees who have been approved for telework (C1s, faculty hourly and student employees) will be paid for hours worked. These employees should record only hours worked.
  • Graduate assistants with open commitments would continue to receive stipends based on their active appointment dates.


Non-Telework On Site

  • Consistent with new guidance from the University System of Maryland, effective May 23, 2020, regular status faculty, staff and Contingent II employees (exempt and non-exempt) who are required to report to work on site will no longer record both “COVID-19 Leave” in addition to recording hours for time worked.
  • These employees working on site should only record hours worked.
  • Hourly employees (C1s, faculty hourly and student employees) should record and be paid for hours worked.
  • Graduate assistants with open commitments would continue to receive stipends based on their active appointment dates.


Non-Telework Not Working

  • Employees who cannot telework and have not been asked to report to work because of limited services being provided on-site will continue to record “COVID-19 Leave” on timesheets until they are required to report.
  • As on-site work increases, employees who are required to report on site to work who choose to not report for personal reasons, are to use any accrued annual, personal or sick leave available to remain in a paid status.


Additional Leave

  • All employees who are scheduled to telework or work on site who are sick with a COVID-19-related illness or caring for a family member who is, should inform their supervisor and contact UHR's Leave Management team (umdleave@umd.edu) to discuss eligibility for emergency paid sick leave.
  • All employees who are scheduled to telework or work on site and are unable to work because they are caring for a school-age child whose school or place of care is closed, may be eligible for expanded paid family and medical leave. Contact UHR Leave Management for additional information (umdleave@umd.edu).
  • Regular status faculty, staff and Contingent II employees (exempt and non-exempt) who need to take annual or personal leave should work with their supervisor to request it.
  • Regular status faculty, staff and Contingent II employees (exempt and non-exempt) who do not have accrued leave should contact UHR Leave Management for additional leave options that may be available (umdleave@umd.edu).


Please continue to consult umd.edu/virusinfo for the latest updates and information.

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