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Work from home extension - Email to Managers

March 24, 2020

In keeping with the recent announcement by the Premier’s office, we are asking all employees to, where possible, stay at home for two weeks. This is further to our direction on March 16th that encouraged the majority of university employees to work remotely, where possible. The university remains operational. The only exceptions will be for essential functions that require a physical presence on campus. During this period, many university buildings will be locked and only accessible by building users.

For those employees that are required to attend campus, managers may put alternate arrangements into place, such as reduced staffing levels where applicable, to comply with social distancing requirements and to protect the health and safety of our employees and students who remain.

Essential functions include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Housing and Residence operations and food services supporting residences
  • Operations related to health care delivery or the delivery of services in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Veterinary care
  • The Central Heating Plant
  • Required building support, including custodial and maintenance services
  • Campus Security and Emergency Services
  • Postal Services
  • Key ITS and communication infrastructure
  • Certain research labs, including products and services that support research activities
  • Key services, such as payroll, pension and finance, that may require individuals to attend campus
  • Construction projects and services

Managers are expected to communicate with employees to determine how best to meet the ongoing needs of their department and/or faculty while working remotely. We appreciate that this will require flexibility on the part of employees and may include changes to job requirements, work assignments, methods of service delivery, hours of work, schedules and standards for completion of duties.

Additional details regarding research labs will be forthcoming from the respective Faculties.

We thank all employees for their ongoing efforts and flexibility during this time. KFL&A Public Health tells us that these two weeks is a critical period for suppression and control of COVID-19 in our community and we must do our part to limit personal contact as much as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact your CST Advisor.

Steven Millan
Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources
Queen’s University, Human Resources
Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
78 Fifth Field Company Lane
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
T. (613) 533-3203
steven.millan@queensu.ca