January 19, 2021

Vaccinations and COVID-19 Leave Provisions

December 9, 2020

Face Coverings & Remote Work Agreements

Please note the following updates, including an action item for staff working remotely…

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October 23, 2020

Update to COVID-19 Leave Provisions

First, a huge thank you for the daily efforts by each member of the campus community to protect our students and colleagues. Following the 3 Ws (wash hands, wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart), checking symptoms daily, and remaining at home if you are not feeling well or if you have been notified by a healthcare provider to quarantine or self-isolate continues to make a difference for UNC Asheville…

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August 7, 2020

COVID Reminders and Reporting

I echo the messages sent out earlier today – CRAZY amounts of appreciation to everyone who has worked since March to ensure that our campus has remained a safe place and that our students have been able to keep learning and engaging with one another and our campus…

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August 5, 2020

Cloth Face Coverings and Hand Sanitizer Bottles Now Available in Your Department

As we approach the start of the fall 2020 semester, we are coordinating the delivery of two cloth face coverings for every employee (and student) as well as one pocket-size hand sanitizer bottle that can be refilled at stations across campus. These items will be delivered directly to your departments, in individual packets, so each employee can pick it up at their convenience when they return to campus…

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July 21, 2020

CDC Recommendations Regarding Quarantine After International Travel

The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel due to the widespread, ongoing transmission of COVID-19 worldwide (see Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice). The current CDC guidance is to stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel…

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June 29, 2020

July Provisions and Welcome Back Plans

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June 12, 2020

NC Flex Changes

Thank you for your continued patience as UNC Asheville learns more about the changing rules and guidance regarding our benefits. In response to the impact of COVID-19, the following changes have been adopted by NCFlex…

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June 7, 2020

Reminders related to Staff Leave Reports

With leave reports due this weekend, HR is providing a quick reminder about the UNC System pandemic leave provisions that went into effect on June 1.  While administrative leave will still be available for some employees, the eligibility and how much will be paid has changed…

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May 28, 2020

Updated COVID HR Information

In consultation with the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR), the UNC System has provided updated work and leave provisions effective June 1 until revised or rescinded.  We learned of these updates late yesterday…

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May 21, 2020

Important Update about COVID-19 Related Leave/Compensation for Staff

The purpose of this email is to provide updates on the Paid Administrative Leave and extra compensation provisions for Mandatory Onsite employees associated with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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May 21, 2020

Campus Opening and HR Updates

We continue to work closely with the System Office to plan for the possibility of opening the campus in August for our students, faculty and staff.  I write on behalf of Senior Staff to provide you with an update on Human Resource matters and related campus priorities…

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May 15, 2020

Reminder – Suspension of Personnel Activity

In order to follow this UNC System requirement and to be fiscally prudent, UNC Asheville continues to pause hiring and non-essential salary actions for the time being…

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May 8, 2020

COVID HR Updates – May 8th

Effective this Monday, May 9, 2020, Paid Administrative Leave will continue to be available for those who qualify until Paid Administrative Leave is rescinded by the State and UNC System…

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Leave, Pay and Benefits Update

Thank you for your patience as UNC Asheville learns about the changing rules and guidance regarding leave and benefits.  I am writing to provide you with an update regarding North Carolina’s paid administrative leave, extra compensation for on-campus mandatory employees, and new federal laws that impact our leave options and some retirement plans…

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April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Leave and Pay Information for April

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to ensure the continuity of University operations over the last several weeks.  I am writing to provide you with information and guidance and instructions about COVID-19 related leave and COVID-19 mandatory employee time tracking…

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19 HR Updates

We hope you are all staying healthy and taking care of yourselves and your loved ones both in-person and virtually. I am writing with updates regarding paid administrative leave, mandatory employees, and a suspension of personnel activity…

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March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Leave Information

I am writing to provide you with information and guidance about COVID-19 related leave and how to properly document this leave. Although there are different requirements for tracking faculty leave and staff leave…

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