Information regarding frequently asked questions for faculty & staff can be found below.
To access policies, guidelines, resources and other critical information concerning SVSU’s response and plans concerning COVID-19 visit the Cardinal Nest Plan.
Given the current health environment, SVSU recognizes the need to reduce the number of students, faculty, staff and visitors on-campus at any given time and decrease overall density. Many employees in positions not necessary for on-campus operations and that can be performed effectively in a remote setting will continue to do so until further notice and guidance from their supervisor(s). Employees who are working remotely must continue to adhere to all University policies, practices, and procedures in the remote environment, including confidentiality, etc.
The on-campus/remote work for each area/department will look different based on the semester calendar and type of work that the area is responsible for. What is the same, however, is that health protocols and guidance is followed, which includes lowering density in offices, ensuring space for social distancing and physical space considerations, and enhancing cleaning protocols.
Yes. Safety guidelines are being followed to allow faculty and staff to continue to work and maintain the functions of the University.
Consistent with existing policies a supervisor may deny a request for a vacation in order to meet operational needs and employees may be requested to adjust vacation plans based on operational demands. Compliance with CDC and other travel guides is highly recommended as employees may be required to comply with return to work requirements and restrictions.
If the answer is yes for these three questions, the employee may continue to work during their quarantine status through a remote platform. If the answer to one of these questions is no, the employee will not be able to work until they have been released from quarantine.
For the safety of your child as well as your co-workers, do not bring a child to work. Employees should work with their supervisor to determine if appropriate work from home arrangements can be established. Employees working remotely are responsible for the timely completion of work responsibilities. For those who cannot work from home and other workplace flexibility options (i.e., adjusted work schedules) cannot be established, you should discuss time off options with your supervisor.
In an effort to further reduce the number of staff reporting to campus, while maintaining University operations, supervisors may elect to allow student employees to temporarily work remotely, however, they must also continue to adhere to all University policies, practices, and procedures in the remote environment, including confidentiality, etc.
Please refer to the COVID-19 Testing Quarantine and Paid Leave Guidelines (208KB) for information and protocols.
Yes, through your Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage you can consult a physician through Blue Cross Online Visits. Visit bcbsmonlinevisits.com for more information.
Please visit the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan COVID-19 information site for resources available through your Blue Cross/Blue Shield benefits.
Flex Spending Dependent Care:
The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) is allowing updates to existing Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. If you have a change in dependent/childcare provider or cost of coverage, you may update your flex spending election. Updates must be made consistent with the change reason. Example, if a daycare provider stopped services due to COVID-19, the election can be reduced or eliminated.
Flex Spending Health Care:
The CARES Act for Flex Spending Health Care has now considered over-the-counter drugs & medicines, along with menstrual care products to be qualified medical expenses. These products are eligible for payment or reimbursement through an FSA. All expenses incurred after December 31, 2019 qualify. In addition, employees who have a carry-over balance in their 2019 Flexible Spending account, will have 120 days after March 31, 2020 to file for reimbursement of any unused funds from 2019. Unfortunately, having more or fewer medical expenses does not allow you to make changes to your Flex Spending election amount, only life events qualify.
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