Human Resources

Human Resources

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Continued Campus Operations | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is a follow-up to the campus wide announcement earlier today. As I had indicated, Human Resources has prepared the guidelines below for all academic and administrative operating units for the decision-making process of designating employees as: "Employees on Campus," "Employees Working Remotely" and "Administrative Leave."

  1. Employees working on campus should take precautions to avoid exposure and be vigilant of CDC protocols.
  2. Employees who can work remotely, other than those providing minimal coverage on campus, should do so effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The University has provided Guidelines for Working Remotely and Working Remotely Resources from the Office of Information Technology
  3. Employees who need not report to campus and cannot work remotely should be placed on Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay. Employees on administrative leave should enter Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay in Workday.

It is imperative that all supervisors, chairs or managers inform employees, including student employees, of their designation. Depending on job responsibilities and business operational needs, an employee's status may change at any time from one designation to another. Further definition is below.

Employee Designations

  1. Employees on Campus - Employees whose job functions must be performed on campus to keep the campus safe and to protect against loss or undue hardship for university employees. Examples of these positions may include, but are not limited to: employees working in research labs, animal facilities, facilities services, residential life, enrollment, information technology, student support and police services.
  2. Employees Working Remotely - Employees whose job functions must be performed to maintain education and/or business continuity, or to protect against loss or undue hardship for university employees. Examples of these positions may include, but are not limited to: employees working in business and finance functions, human resources, residential life, enrollment, information technology, student support, research services, development and administration personnel.
  3. Employees on Administrative Leave - Employees who are not required to be on campus, cannot perform their duties without appropriate social distancing and are not able to perform their normal jobs remotely will be placed on administrative leave and will enter Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay in Workday. Employees do not have to perform work but they must be available to work while on administrative leave. Employees must continue to be available if called to perform work while on Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay. Employees may be reassigned or be directed to perform tasks outside of their normal departments or units. If an employee is unavailable for work, annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay must be taken.

I am delegating authority to Vice Presidents and Deans to place employees on Administrative Leave and supervisors/managers to approve Administrative Leave Time Off with Pay in Workday.

Hiring Freeze

The Governor and Chancellor have ordered an immediate hiring freeze for all positions. The President continues to work with the Chancellor regarding the details of this action and what will be required for exceptions. As soon as clarification is provided, a template to request exceptions will be provided.
All job offers made on or before March 16 will proceed.
Planning, Budget and Analysis will be working with your fiscal officers to identify methods to track these mandated state budget salary savings.

Student Employees

Student employees who are designated as Employees on Campus or Employees Working Remotely will continue to log normally scheduled hours and be paid. Student employees who cannot work on campus or remotely will continue to be paid. Please consider all options to reassign these student employees to areas or tasks that can be completed during this period of alternative campus operations. Human Resources will provide guidance within the next few days as to how pay should be calculated.


Welcome to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Human Resources website. The School of Medicine HR team supports the School of Medicine's mission of teaching, research and patient care by:

  • Coaching, facilitating and training individuals and teams on effective HR practices
  • Ensuring employee programs are consistently administered in accordance with federal and state laws, NSHE policies, procedures and practices