Returning Work to Campus (COVID-19)

Pledge to the Community - optional

Join and show your support for the wellbeing of the entire MSU community by signing the Pledge of Commitment to Community, that honors everyone’s unique needs and strategies at this challenging time.

Decision Making Guide

The HR reopening subcommittee is one of 21 subcommittees charged with developing plans and recommendations for safety bringing Spartans back to campus this Fall. This specific committee was asked to ‘develop a return to on-premise activity plan that strives to maximize the effectiveness of staff and faculty.’  As such, the subcommittee created a Decision-Making Guide for Returning Work to Campus. Find additional guidance in individual decision-making for returning employees to campus here.  The following webinars were held that can further guide supervisors with application.

Related Webinars:

Campus-wide health screening form - required

  • This electronic form is required to be completed by all employees in an effort to help with contact tracing should they go to campus.  Once completed, an email will be returned to the employee and supervisor of record.

MSU community compact - required

  • All employees must read and adhere to the information contained within.  Some departments may require a signature to be placed in an employee file and/or electronic confirmation of adherence.

Return to Work Framework - required

  • This document is to be created by all departments and/or MAU’s in an effort to help employees understand expectations.  Some units may not have created this yet as the majority of employees within the department may be continuing to work from home.  Check with your department for further guidance.

Wearing face coverings on campus  - required

  • Face coverings must be worn by everyone (including all faculty, staff, students, alumni, vendors and visitors) indoors and outdoors while you are on property owned or governed by MSU and while participating in MSU-related or MSU-sponsored activities. If you have a medical condition that may prevent you from safely wearing a face covering, or you would like a clear face covering, you should contact MSU’s Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities to begin the accommodation process.

EHS Required Training - required

  • All employees must complete the training which is managed through Ability and housed in the same space that the required RVSM training can be found.  It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete the training and there are three modules – one for lab workers (if applicable), one for healthcare and vet clinic workers (if applicable), and one required by all (covid-19 return to work).  Employees are encouraged to take the training now, even if they expect to work from home through the Fall.

Furlough and Lay Off Resources

Employee Furlough Information (MSU HR Page)

Lay Off Information (MSU HR page)