We’re here to help.
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 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 can expect a more detailed communication about alternative work options to be sent out shortly.
If I can’t have student employees working right now, what am I supposed to do?
Please think about creating a temporary job rotation option for our full-time employees to consider. This is a great opportunity for some of our employees to experience new work activities, work in a department completely different from their own, or add to their knowledge and skill set portfolio.
If I can’t telecommute, what am I supposed to do? Do I or can I return to work on campus?
If you can’t telecommute, please work with your immediate supervisor or manager to determine your appropriate work solution. Pursuant to the Governor’s recent Executive Order 55, employees should be at home unless it is imperative or critical to be on campus.
If you find yourself needing to be on campus, you must schedule your time to be as minimal as possible, try to avoid working the same hours as others who may be working, maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, and avoid any gatherings of 10 or more people.
If I can’t work remotely or telecommute, will I continue to get paid my normal salary?
Yes, it is our goal to continue to pay our employees. While we are strongly encouraging our employees to work remotely, we have options in place for our employees who cannot telecommute.
Is commencement still happening?
At this time, graduation will occur as scheduled but the commencement ceremony will be delayed. Emory & Henry College administration is dedicated to providing our amazing graduates an Emory & Henry commencement ceremony. We are continuing to watch how the national and global situations evolves, and will make decisions regarding how commencement will occur in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
Why can’t I have student employees working for me now?
Student employees work contracts for this semester have ended, unless they have been deemed essential to the operations of the institution. In these very limited circumstances, those students have been notified directly and may continue to work remotely on a very limited and restricted basis.
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?