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Emory & Henry College’s Office of Human Resources supports the operations of the College and its employees by providing effective key HR activities that enhance the College’s people, organization, and workplace.
Please see the following FAQs in regards to staff and the response to COVID-19. If you have additional questions please contact Tracy Peery firstname.lastname@example.org and continue to check the COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
Am I eligible for paid leave under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Please contact Tracy Perry email@example.com in Human Resources if you have questions or need to submit a leave request.
How will student employment work?
The student employment (work study) process will be altered significantly for the 2020-2021 academic year. In consultation with College administration, The van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development has compiled the Student Employment (Work Study) Guidelines for Academic Year 2020-2021.
How will this affect employees and their work?
Employee’s work locations may be impacted as employees are strongly encouraged to work from home and practice social distancing.
Employees should be working with their direct supervisor and/or manager to develop a work schedule that meets both the needs of the employee and the College.
Employees that must perform some or all of their work on campus should coordinate their schedules to minimize contact with other employees as much as possible. Alternative work schedules might include options such as four 10 hour days, or four 9 hour days and one 4 hour day, or five 8 hour days, or flexible schedules created by the employee and approved by the supervisor and/or manager.
What guidance can the college provide for balancing work and parenting when we are working from home and caring for our children at the same time?
We have several resources available to help employees navigate their “new normal” through the Employee Assistance Program.
In addition, the College encourages employees to work with their direct supervisor and/or manager to develop a work schedule that meets both the needs of the employee and the College. Alternative work schedules might include options such as four 10 hour days, or four 9 hour days and one 4 hour day, or five 8 hour days, or flexible schedules created by the employee and approved by the supervisor and/or manager.
When do non-exempt employees need to submit time cards?
Non-exempt hourly employees must submit their time cards on a bi-weekly basis no later than Saturdays at 11:59 p.m. Failure to submit a time card will have a negative financial impact on those employees.
When do supervisors need to approve time cards?
Supervisors must approve time cards on a bi-weekly basis no later than Mondays at 11:59 a.m. Failure to approve time cards results in a negative financial impact on those employees who have submitted their time cards on time.
Where can I check my sick leave or vacation?
Employees can view their annual leave and sick leave balances by logging into Self-Service and selecting Employee > Leave.
Will everyone be required to wear a face covering?
All individuals are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while on College property, whether indoors or outdoors, and in public. Additionally, face coverings must be worn while inside a College-owned vehicle, whether alone or with others, and while inside a College-hired vehicle and with others. Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times while off-campus and in public.
Will my benefits be affected?
No, employees who are still actively at work will not have any impact on their benefit eligibility.
Will the library be open for use?
Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.
Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.
Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.