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- Updated Guidance: Use of Leave, New Talent Share Program, Face Coverings
Updated Guidance: Use of Leave, New Talent Share Program, Face Coverings
September 24, 2020
Now that our Fall semester is well underway, I am writing to provide an update on several important topics.
Use of Leave
COVID-19 Administrative leave will no longer be available for use beginning October 1, 2020. All employees should be working or in an approved leave status.
For questions on any of the leave options described above or to discuss reasonable accommodations under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contact the UHR Leave Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The University of Maryland is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 by creating a way to share talent and expertise across our campus. As a result of our changing work environment, some employees are experiencing an increased workload while others may have increased availability.
To help bridge that gap, University Human Resources has created a new Talent Share Program. Talent Share supports departments in need by connecting the department with campus employees who have the availability and the desire to help in other areas that need temporary support. To find out more about this program, please visit the Talent Share Program
website and complete a Talent Share Request or Interest form.
It is very important that all members of the university community practice the 4 Maryland behaviors that will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Support Center in University Human Resources has recently received questions about face coverings, so I am offering a reminder that was sent on August 17
. This message has some very good information that explains how face coverings guard against the spread of COVID-19, how to properly wear face coverings and how to clean them. Our colleagues in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk also have additional resources on Working Safely During COVID-19
that explain the differences between a face mask, a surgical mask and a respirator.
There are many additional resources for the campus community to learn more about campus health and safety measures, as well as answers to the many questions our community has about this historic and unprecedented time. Here is some additional information:
The University Human Resources website
has extensive information about working during COVID-19, and our staff
are available for questions from university employees.
Jewel M. Washington
Assistant Vice President of University Human Resources