This message was shared with the faculty and staff of the 10-campus University of Hawaiʻi system on August 4, 2020.
Aloha to the UH Employee ʻOhana,
Thank you for all your hard work as we prepare for a fall semester like no other!
The telework practices that allow many employees to work from home will continue through the end of August. Please continue to use the online leave system to indicate if you are working from home by selecting the “COVID-19 Work From Home” option.
You will soon receive information about a more formalized policy on telework for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated telework policy will allow for the continuation of work-from-home arrangements until further notice as we monitor the status of the pandemic. We expect to provide additional information on the updated policy and its use over the next week, with a target of implementation on September 1.
Decisions on working arrangements will continue to be made at the unit level. For employees who return to their campus or workplace, we are committed to following safety practices as recommended by the UH System COVID-19 Guidelines, each campusʻs guidelines, COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, and applicable state and county orders.
Thank you once again for your resilience, patience and hard work. I could not be prouder of what you are all doing on behalf of our students and the people of Hawaiʻi.
E mālama pono,