In a July 28, 2020 letter to the University of Maryland, Baltimore community, Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, provides an update on the University's telework policy and offers guidance to supervisors during these challenging times.
- Three categories of operations at UMB, Low-Density (Mandatory Stay at Home Order), Moderate-Density, and Normal. We are currently in a state of Moderate-Density Operations that dramatically reduces the density of individuals on campus.
- There are some exceptions for approved research and very limited in-person academic activities and other activities.
- A UMB employee whose job can be performed through telework is required to do so and is considered a Mandatory Teleworker.
- No Mandatory Teleworker should be allowed or required to return to campus unless the appropriate review processes have been completed and required approval has been obtained.
- An employee should be permitted to work a flexible work schedule unless it is operationally important that the employee work defined hours, such as shift-work conducted by a police officer.
- Employees needing leave for reasons related to COVID-19 may be entitled to additional leave, including advanced sick leave, consistent with temporary flexibilities issued by the University System of Maryland and federal law.