New UMB Telework Policy

March 12, 2020


Dear Colleagues:

As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) changes, so too will the way we work, teach, and learn. One critical change that will affect the work of many employees is teleworking.

The transition to episodic telework, under the COVID-19 Telework Policy, begins Saturday, March 14. During this time, only employees deemed "Essential for Pandemic Circumstances - On Campus" should report to their worksite. All others who are able to telework are required to do so. Anyone unable to telework and not deemed "Essential for Pandemic Circumstances - On Campus" will be placed on Administrative Leave.

Please be sure to read the new UMB telework policy for all the details. You can also access the answers to many telework questions on our coronavirus website's FAQ page.

As we go forward, we will doubtless find issues that need solving, and we'll need to make adjustments to policies and guidelines. In this very fluid situation, we won't have every answer, at least not right away, so we ask for your patience. 

The most important thing is that we all do our part to keep ourselves and our community safe and healthy. Your hard work and good judgment are critical to achieving that goal. 


Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS
Interim President

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