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Temporary Restriction of On-Campus Operations Continues

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.

Florida State University is open and operational. The Governor’s Safer-at-Home order remains in effect and on-campus operations continue to be restricted to essential functions only.

Effective May 1, 2020, employees who are unable to perform their work remotely and have exhausted Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave, if applicable, should begin using their personal leave (annual, sick or compensatory). If personal leave has been exhausted, employees should record leave without pay. In the event that the Governor lifts the current Safer-at-Home order, additional guidance will be issued at that time regarding what operations will be permitted to resume on campus.

The following instructions remain in place for other employees as follows:

  • On-campus essential employees should continue reporting to work as instructed by their supervisors.
  • All employees who are able to work remotely should continue to do so. Managers must ensure that employees who are working remotely have sufficient, meaningful work to perform. Managers should work with employees to supplement leave on timesheets if there is not sufficient work available to fulfill the normal work schedule. For guidance on assisting employees with remote work, please visit the Human Resources COVID-19 FAQs question “I’m not sure what remote work options are available to me. What should I do?”.

The University continues to monitor the dynamic COVID-19 situation. As new information becomes available, we are committed to keeping the campus community informed as quickly and accurately as possible. Thank you for your patience, dedication, and adaptability during this time.

For additional assistance, contact the Office of Human Resources.