Coronavirus FAQ

Faculty and Staff Questions

BEGINNING MARCH 17, 2020, ONLY FACULTY AND STAFF REQUIRED BY INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISORS TO PHYSICALLY BE ON CAMPUS WILL BE ALLOWED.  ALL OTHER STAFF AND FACULTY NOT PREPARING FOR ONLINE CLASSES SHOULD NOT BE ON CAMPUS UNTIL AT LEAST May 1, 2020.

 

What do I need to do to begin working remotely?
If an employee is able to work remotely, they should make arrangements to do so, beginning March 17.  Please communicate work plans directly with supervisors.

What do I do if I am not able to work remotely?
If an employee is not able to work remotely, they should speak with their supervisors for instructions on how to proceed.

What do I do if I am required to be on campus for work?
For employees physically needed on campus, all will be required to take their temperature daily before coming to work. If they or anyone in their household has a fever over 100.4 degrees, they should not return to campus until the household has been fever free for 14 days.

If an employee is required by supervisors to be on campus, but feels they are at an elevated risk, have been exposed, or have fever in their household over 100.4 degrees, they should contact their supervisor for instructions.

How should my time be recorded on my time card?
All hourly employees who are able to work remotely, should record their time on their time card as usual.  For those unable to work, please use the code COVID-19 under other leave time, once permission from the supervisor has been granted. 

What if I don’t have enough work to fill my day when working remotely?
Employees who may not have enough remote work to fill their regular hours may be asked to take on additional tasks in support of the university’s priorities during this time.   

How will an employee receive payroll payments if working remotely? 
If an employee is enrolled in direct deposit, the payroll will continue to be directly deposited. If an employee is not currently enrolled in direct deposit, JBU strongly encourages you to contact HR via AskHR@jbu.edu to receive instructions on how to enroll. Paper checks will be mailed to the address on file. For a variety of reasons, we would like to limit the number of paper checks necessary, and JBU asks employees to consider enrolling in direct deposit as soon as possible. 

May an employee still attend work-related conferences and off-campus travel, funded by JBU?  
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BU funded travel and conference attendance is suspended through the end of April. Please seek cancellations and refunds where possible. Any airfare vouchers provided to individuals should be reserved for future JBU travel. 

How will the university handle employees' personal out of state travel?  
If an employee will be traveling in a personal vehicle to a low-risk location, no further action is needed by employee. 
If an employee will be traveling via public transportation, such as an airplane, bus or train, employee must notify human resources prior to returning.  Upon returning, the employee's temperature will be monitored for 14 days.
If the employee begins experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID 19, the employee will be required to self-quarantine away from campus for at least 14 days.  

Any questions about the above policy should be directed to supervisors and/or Human Resources at askHR@jbu.edu.