Campus Repopulation Update

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff.

As we look forward to fall classes beginning on August 24 and students returning to campus over the next few weeks, we wanted to provide an update regarding the campus repopulation date. It is anticipated that all departments and offices will have an on-campus presence beginning August 17. Departments should ensure on-campus staffing levels meet the needs of the campus community. Departments should coordinate with their faculty and staff to identify who must be physically present on campus to perform their duties and determine work schedules.

Although we are moving away from percentages at this time, the goal continues to be a lower density of employees on campus balanced with the need to engage and support our students and perform critical business functions. While some employees may be assigned on-campus duties, others may not be required to return to campus until later. These decisions should be made by the supervisor based on the individual assigned duties of employees. Employees should continue to work with their departments and supervisors on a schedule that allows them to balance their family/personal responsibilities with their work obligations. These flexible arrangements will continue until the end of the fall semester in December. At that point, the University will assess the situation and communicate as appropriate. Supervisors are encouraged to contact Human Resources (Employee/Labor Relations or Faculty Relations) for any assistance needed to work through this process.

Workers at Higher Risk

Some employees may have concerns about their work assignment due to health-related conditions that may place them or someone in their care at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19. These employees may request a modification to their work assignment by completing the Temporary Modification Request form. Details regarding this request process can be found on the HR website.

Open Zoom Q&A Session

On Friday, July 31, Human Resources will host an open Zoom Question and Answer session with Provost Sally McRorie, Vice President of Finance & Administration Kyle Clark, and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Amy Hecht. This is a great opportunity to have your questions about the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan answered by University leadership.

Meeting Information

Friday, July 31, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link

To submit a question, please email Gladys King at by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Title the email “HR Zoom Question”.

Final Thoughts

We appreciate your continued patience as we work through these unusual times. If we have learned anything during the pandemic, it is that even the near future can be difficult to predict. However, as students return to campus, we are reminded that the mission of the University remains unchanged. Thank you for all that you are doing in support of Florida State University.


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