An Update From Alan Fish
As I reflect at the end of this week, I remain in awe of the employees of FP&M. I have seen incredible levels of flexibility, care, and quick response as we all adjust to a new normal for the foreseeable future. The service our teams provide has required a number of staff working far beyond ‘normal’ work hours, to be agile in delivering our high standard of service and, most importantly, working together in a respectful and kind manner as we navigate necessary changes. Thank you each for doing your part while keeping the health and safety of yourselves and your families a top priority.
To reiterate my message earlier this week, we are still in the beginnings of this. It is vital that we stay calm and focused on doing our part to reduce the extent of this public health crisis. Our new normal of mindful social distancing, staying home, and following other public health recommendations means we must change how we work, play, and live.
A special note for our essential employees still on campus. Please know we are restricting access to campus buildings and following public health guidance to keep you all safe.
The FP&M leadership team continues to work with campus on the quickly changing environment. I will continue to communicate with you as we have firm updates. Please read on for important employee information.
Stay Safe and Virtual High Five,
Alan Fish, FP&M AVC
Campus is continually updating their primary website with FAQs.
Please check here for questions you have related to campus operations, issues impacting university employees, along with tools and resources.
The Human Resources team is now primarily working remotely and available by appointment request for phone, webex, and limited in-person appointments.
Please consider checking the campus FAQs prior to contacting HR to help with volume.
Service Hours from the OAVC
Please know the staff in the OAVC are here to support you. Currently Human Resources, Communications, and Finance are experiencing a high volume of requests. Response time may lag a bit, but we are working as quickly as possible to get back to everyone in need.
Remote Work Checklist
For employees who began telecommuting this week, please be sure to do the following to stay business as usual in unusual times.
- Transfer your work phone to the current phone number you are using.
- Make sure you are connected to the VPN so you can access files safely.
- Get all the tools you need to be successful.
For guidance on these topics, review this site. Should you need any technology or are unsure how to get it, please work through your supervisor.