March 14, 2020-Emergency Dependent Care FAQs

Per Human Resources 03/14/2020: 

To:  All Emory & Henry College Employees
Re:  Emergency Dependent Care FAQs
Our office has fielded several questions from our previous email so we would like to share them with the broader group as a whole, along with our answers.  
Q:  Can I bring my dependent child or children to work with me?
A:  Unfortunately, no.  Due to the increased risk of illness and/or injury, we require that employees utilize one of the previously mentioned options for dependent care instead (paid sick leave, paid annual leave, unpaid Family Medical Leave and/or telecommute (if reasonable, able, and necessary) to provide emergency care for dependent children).
Q:  Are we working on Friday, March 20th?
A:  No, we are continuing to observe Friday, March 20th as a paid holiday.  Employees will return to work on Monday, March 23rd.  
Q:  How can I view my current leave balances?
A:  Employees may view their current leave balances in Self Service under Employee > Leave 
Q:  What are the qualifying reasons for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act?
A:  Please visit the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division fact sheet for reasons that may qualify as unpaid leave.  
Q:  Who do I contact with questions that are not listed here?
A:  Please contact TracyMaggie, or Teresa in Human Resources with any questions or to request Family Medical Leave.  
We appreciate your ongoing dialogue, cooperation and understanding as we seek to navigate this rapidly and quickly evolving situation together.
Tracy Peery, MBA, MA, SHRM-CP, PHR