March 13: MESSAGE REGARDING ALACHUA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSURES

Human Resources VP Jodi Gentry

We realize the announcement of public school closings will impact many of our faculty and staff.  While the university continues to be open, an employee who is unable to report for or remain at work due to a family care emergency such as this may use one of the following types of time off to account for time away from work, with supervisory approval:

  • Accrued vacation time off
  • Accrued sick time off
  • Unpaid time off

Additionally, as a reminder, the university‚Äôs Alternate Work Location provision is available and may be of assistance during this time. For jobs that do not lend themselves to working from home, faculty and staff may wish to discuss options for adjusting their schedules with their supervisors.

We recognize that flexibility will not always be possible, given the complexity of our work environment and that the university is open and fully operational at this time, and this scenario presents many challenges and potential hardships. We know how challenging times like this can be, and we are here to help support you. If Human Resources can answer any questions, please contact us at humanresources@ad.ufl.edu.