Telecommuting Updates

On March 13, 2020, UIC Human Resources disseminated a Telecommuting Agreement form that all employees working remotely due to COVID-19 were required to sign. Since that time, the Governor issued a Stay at Home Order and a majority of our employees are now working remotely.

With the need to continue to have employees work from home, UIC HR will not require a new form with a revised end date be issued to each employee. The current forms will remain in effect until the Governor lifts the Stay at Home Order and a decision is made to return employees working remotely back to campus. You may need to modify or add duties as appropriate to support operations. It is recommended that Deans, Directors and Department Heads forward this communication to all of their employees informing them that they are still approved to work remotely.

Another clarification to the original announcement is that faculty and graduate assistants are not required to sign a Telecommuting Agreement. Any employees in these classifications should be informed of this clarification.

UIC HR will continue to communicate additional guidelines as new decisions are made regarding campus operations. In the meantime, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your unit. Stay safe and be well.

Michael Ginsburg
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources