Employee Return to Work Information
UTC Fall 2020 Reintegration Safety Training
Reintegration Safety Training is a brief, online module all employees—both faculty and staff—are required to complete as they return to working on campus by the fall 2020 semester.
The training module takes 7-10 minutes to complete and covers best practices for reducing COVID-19 exposure risk and related campus health and safety protocols.
Find the training module (housed in the Canvas learning management system) by visiting the following link and logging in with your UTCID and password: https://utchattanooga.instructure.com/courses/11484.
Expectations for Resuming Work on Campus
All employees are expected to fully resume working on campus unless they have approved work-from-home arrangements after following guidelines to request accommodation or they have been provided with remote work/alternate scheduling arrangements by their unit heads.
An employee’s expected return to campus date will be driven by the reintegration plan developed by the unit head. The unit reintegration plan should identify which employees are expected to return for each reintegration phase (one, two or three).
Employees are asked to be flexible in the academic year ahead, which is expected to require changes in many areas of campus life.
Daily Self-Check Health Survey
For their own benefit, and that of those around them, employees are required to assess their personal health before leaving home each work day by completing the UTC-developed Self-Check Health Survey. at selfcheck.utc.edu. This requirement is effective upon the employee’s return to working on campus and until further notice.
Using criteria from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UTC created the online self-check health survey for employees to complete before they report to work each day.
It involves reporting your individual temperature and answering basic COVID-19 health questions at https://selfcheck.utc.edu/.
For convenience, employees also can download an app with the survey directly to smart phones or computers. A how-to guide for downloading and using the survey from smart devices or personal computers is here: UTC COVID-19 Selfcheck User Manual.
Upon completion of the survey, an email notification is sent to the employee’s supervisor to confirm participation and if any negative health indicators were reported. It does not share information on specific symptoms and responses.
Paper versions of the self-check are available to supervisors for employees whose work may not involve computers. These employees are required to review the survey questions each day before reporting to campus for work and to inform supervisors of symptoms or possible exposure as outlined in the survey.
COVID-19 Exposure, Illness or Missed Work Time
Response for any member of the campus community with a COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis is the same and is outlined here.
One-time, emergency paid sick leave is available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for 10 working days for those unable to work (including unable to work remotely) because an employee is:
- Subject to a federal, state or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19
- Advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19
- Caring for someone subject to an order described above
- Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis
- Caring for their child/children whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19
- Experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Otherwise, information about leave, pay and employee benefits is on the UTC Human Resources site here.