Due to COVID-19 concerns, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter and UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., are calling for all University of Nebraska employees, including student employees, who are able to work remotely to do so beginning Monday, March 23.
"One of the most effective ways to mitigate the spread of the virus is through social distancing," said Carter in a message to university leaders explaining the reasoning for the decision. "Wherever possible, I am asking that supervisors create as much flexibility as possible for their teams."
Since not all jobs can be performed at home, Carter said, supervisors, working with system or campus leadership, will determine which jobs can be performed remotely and which require a presence on campus. Employee work arrangements are subject to supervisor approval.
"Our system and campus leadership teams will have final say on which jobs need to have a physical presence," Carter said. "I want to reiterate our goal is to maintain the continuity of our work while also protecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, along with the community around us."
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