The following frequently asked questions provide additional information on the phased return to campus. If your question is not answered here, please fill out this form.
Additional FAQs can be found on the Niner Nation Cares website.
Am I allowed to return to campus to work now that North Carolina has entered into Phase 2 of Governor Cooper's plan to reopen the state?
No, employees may not independently choose to return to campus. Any employee who is not currently working on campus in a mandatory capacity should not return until they are notified by their manager to do so. All units must complete plans for social distancing to account for additional employees on campus before others may return.
Do I need to provide my own face covering or will the University provide me with one?
Per CDC guidelines, all individuals should be prepared to wear a face covering when leaving home in any area where six feet of separation cannot be maintained. Individuals should plan to wear their own face coverings when on campus; however, if employees do not have face coverings, they should notify their managers and one will be provided to them.
I am currently on administrative leave. Will I be allowed to stay in that status?
Yes, administrative leave has been extended for those employees unable to perform their job duties either through teleworking or on campus, but additional guidance has been implemented. Please review this information for details.
I have previously been working, but now have a situation that requires I take administrative leave. Am I eligible?
If you meet the set of requirements for administrative leave, you may still qualify. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted to address the impact of COVID-19 in the United States. This leave may help those who do not qualify for administrative leave. Please contact the Benefits Office at email@example.com if you need help deciding which leave is most appropriate for your circumstances.
I am a mandatory employee who is currently receiving additional compensation to work on campus. Will I continue to receive this additional compensation after May 8?
This provision expired on May 8. Beginning May 9, any employee required to work on campus will receive their standard rate of pay for their regular work schedules. Any required overtime will continue to be compensated at the standard rate of 1.5 hours for every hour work, most often awarded in compensatory time off.