Return to Work - Continuation

UWG’s Return to Work Plan documents a three-phased plan to return all employees back to on-campus operations. This comprehensive plan constitutes the majority of guidelines and activities that are required to bring employees to campus in a safe and productive manner. Beyond the items identified in that plan, there are additional considerations that need to be addressed as students and other campus visitors return to campus. Listed below are the additional plans for fully opening campus in the Fall 2020 term.

Faculty and Staff Work Environment

UWG’s Campus Planning and Facilities group will work with campus partners to assess and plan for changes needed in office workspace, classroom, and common areas on campus. Many of the changes required are already addressed in the Return to Work plan; however, further conversations and planning will occur to address needed changes when students return to the campus environment.

Materials and Supplies

The supplies and equipment list have been compiled through a survey of all campus departments, and serves as our current model for needed materials, supplies, and equipment. UWG continues to have difficulty procuring most PPE, cleaning supplies, and hygiene supplies. We are continuing our efforts to build our supply chain. We have recently placed an order for lexan sheets and have developed a prototype for sneeze guards to protect workers and customers at public transaction locations.

Employee Development

UWG has defined the content of employee training necessary to support the successful return of employees back to campus in its Return to Work plan. This process would need to continue and expand to the new employee onboarding process.

Return from Travel

UWG will continue to follow protocols identified in guidelines from governing and guiding agencies. Although regional epicenters will change, UWG will monitor the CDC websites in consultation with local medical provider(s) to assess risk and quarantine needs for employees returning to work after completing personal or business-related travel.

Return to Work - Continuation
Scenario #2 - Start Fully OnlineScenario #3 - Transition to Fully Online
  • UWG will implement defined procedures and guidelines for new hires and onboarding
  • UWG will implement planned procedures and policies for access control in a remote environment
  • UWG will continue to use its daily self-health app for checking in and out of campus, with reporting and notification to supervisors
  • UWG supervisors will provide direction and guidelines for self- directed professional development based on approved professional development plans (i.e., online classes, certifications, or CE credits)
  • UWG will update the WorkWest Webspace to provide employees with updated information and resources (including all of these policies and procedures)
  • UWG will provide procedures to allow employees to receive office supplies
  • UWG Divisions and Unit leads will ensure that expectations for employees working remotely are communicated and followed. Additional duties may be assigned based on role and function.
  • UWG will coordinate remote technology needs for employees who need such technology and do not have the technology personally available.
  • UWG will enact the Return to Work Plan Phase I to address identification of employees to remain on campus for before, during, and end of term time periods.
  • UWG will implement defined procedures and guidelines for new hires and onboarding
  • UWG will implement planned procedures and policies for access control in a remote environment
  • UWG will continue to use its daily self-health app for checking in and out of campus, with reporting and notification to supervisors
  • UWG supervisors will provide direction and guidelines for self- directed professional development based on approved professional development plans (i.e., online classes, certifications, or CE credits)
  • UWG will update the WorkWest Webspace to provide employees with updated information and resources (including all of these policies and procedures)
  • UWG will provide procedures to allow employees to receive office supplies
  • UWG Divisions and Unit leads will ensure that expectations for employees working remotely are communicated and followed. Additional duties may be assigned based on role and function.
  • UWG will coordinate remote technology needs for employees who need such technology and do not have the technology personally available.
  • UWG will enact the Return to Work Plan Phase I to address identification of employees to remain on campus for before, during, and end of term time periods.

Communication Plan

UWG will implement the following communication plan to support UWG’s Workplace Health & Safety plans for a return to campus for the fall 2020 term. Greater detail about this communication plan can be seen in the supplemental Communication Plan document submitted with this plan.

Communication Plan
Content TopicAudienceTimeline
Message from Dr. Kelly to Faculty and StaffFaculty and StaffEarly in the week of Aug. 3
Video Message from Dr.
Kelly
Faculty; Staff; and StudentsEarly in the week of Aug. 3
Message from Human ResourcesFaculty and StaffMiddle of the week of Aug.
3
Human Resources FAQFaculty and StaffMiddle of the week of Aug.
3
Posters and Digital SignageFaculty and StaffThroughout the Summer and Fall Semesters