Staff: Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I am not scheduled to work, don't have classes, or am away?

Updated June 11, 2021

If you are getting the SAFE email notices, you can now ignore them on days you are working or studying remotely. UMB has discontinued the Episodic Symptom Monitoring Report Form and pause or other modification requests. Just keep the daily email notice in your inbox and use it on the same day if you are planning to go in. Read more.

How long will episodic telework under the COVID-19 Telework Policy last?

Updated January 27, 2021

On Jan. 27, 2021, President Bruce Jarrell announced that most Mandatory Teleworkers can anticipate to telework until at least June 1, 2021. Some employees may return prior to that date to perform approved on-campus work, and where practical Mandatory Teleworkers will be provided three (3) weeks notice. Mandatory Telework may continue after June 1, 2021, if pandemic conditions require. Read more.

Are contractors covered under the Visitors Guidance?”

Posted December 09, 2020

No. Contractors, service providers, and vendors are covered in the Contractors Guidance. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: UMB Face Covering and Physical Distancing Requirements for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Posted June 17, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 1, UMB’s Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings and/or practice physical distancing while on UMB’s campus. UMB’s campus is defined as all property owned, leased, or operated by UMB. However, students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated, even if they have received a medical or religious exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, must continue to wear a mask in accordance with the policy Read more.

Letter: Next Week's Return to Campus: Mask Requirements, Elevator Usage, and Lunch Rooms

Posted May 26, 2021

As we prepare to return to our University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus next week, I want to share updates on face coverings, elevator usage, and eating while on campus. Please look to the Return to Campus Guide for additional information including frequently asked questions. Read more.

Letter: Return to Campus Update: May 6, 2021

Posted May 06, 2021

We have been through a lot together. I’m so proud of each and every member of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community for your commitment to keeping yourselves and each other safe over this past year. I know that commitment will continue as many of us return to campus. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted June 16, 2021

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period Read more.

COVID-19 Signage Toolbox Templates

Posted March 23, 2021

While these items cover many situations and scenarios, customizable templates have also been included so that schools/departments can create specific messaging while adhering to the Office of Communications and Public Affair's (CPA) basic design standards. The CPA Covid Sign Templates are available as Word documents and are available to download and print yourself. Read more.

Why a fake commute could pave the way to work-from-home balance

Posted February 24, 2021

Of all the things work-from-home employees might miss about pre-pandemic life, commuting wouldn’t seem to register high on the attention meter. But nearly a year after being sent home from the office, some employees, such as Giza, have realized that losing that time in the car — or on the bus, train or street — has had some drawbacks. Read more.