Update: June 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
New York State continues to reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health during the COVID-19 emergency. Industries coming back online have been categorized into four phases.
While the full reopening of higher education is part of Phase Four, the return of higher education administration is included in Phase Two. Phase Two applies to business activities where the core function takes place within an office setting.
Erie County remains in Phase One of its reopening, but movement to Phase Two is expected shortly. Please note that Erie County’s progression to Phase Two will not signal an immediate return to campus for Buffalo State employees using alternative work arrangements.
As campus return-to-work plans are completed in compliance with health and safety guidance (including decreased density, social distancing, and use of face coverings), Buffalo State employees using alternative work arrangements should continue to do so and should await further guidance from their supervisors.
As a reminder: The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations alternative work arrangements (the state’s telecommuting pilot program) have been extended through July 17, 2020. As a result, Temporary Work Location/Flexible Work Schedule Agreements at Buffalo State will remain in effect through this date. It is not necessary for employees to submit requests for extension of these agreements.
Terms of the original, approved agreements will remain in effect as follows.
The employee agrees to, and understands, the following:
Should you have concerns that you are unable to continue the terms of the original agreement, please contact your supervisor immediately. Thank you.
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