University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders have been working with University of Michigan officials and health professionals to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 over the past several months.

Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society. 

Use this page to get more information and answers regarding work.

Where can I get information on COVID-related time off, updates to benefits plans and other resources?

University Human Resources has a webpage that contains information for employees about working from home, paid time off options for COVID-related scenarios, resources to support your mental, emotional and physical health, guidance for supervisors, updates to benefit plans, and more.

What resources are available for faculty for teaching courses online?

There are a number of resources available for faculty.

  • Academic integrity is a concern in all environments, including face-to-face courses. Search the Canvas Commons for “Dearborn Academic Integrity” for two modules that you can import into your own courses. Set up a meeting with a Hub Instructional Designer to talk through ways to design a course to avoid cheating.
  • A COVID-19 Legal Protection Statement has been recently added to the Faculty Handbook which provides notice that students need to comply with all UM-Dearborn policies related to public health when taking part in on-campus classes and research, particularly those participating in field work, clinical placements, or similar activities.  
I need to have an I-9 processed, how can I do that?

For new employees, once a job offer is submitted and the background check has passed, please email to schedule an appointment to come to campus and complete an I-9.

I have to come to campus for work, should I be monitoring for COVID-19 related symptoms before coming to campus?
  • Faculty and staff members must continue to complete ResponsiBLUE health screening before coming to campus and report their ResponsiBLUE status to their supervisor only if they receive the red check and cannot come to campus.
  • Students must complete ResponsiBLUE health screening before coming to campus. Students should report a red check screen to or call 313-593-5056.
  • Before entering any University of Michigan building, all visitors, contractors and vendors need to complete the guest version of ResponsiBLUE.
I’m a faculty or staff member having a hard time managing everything and am feeling stressed and overwhelmed during this challenging time. Are there any resources available to me?

We understand that this is a very challenging time, everything about our personal and professional lives has changed at a very rapid pace. The university is committed to developing resources to assist you. 

U-M Human Resources has developed a COVID FAQ webpage with information and resources regarding working safely or working from home this fall semester, considerations around child care, and plans for what to do if you or a family member becomes ill. 

The Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO) is available with usefeul resources for faculty and staff on mental health and well being. 

Recognizing that those who are required to do caring labor, in their homes, with their families, with students, for their communities, will likely bear a greater burden during this pandemic. The burden is even heavier for those who face intersecting systems of oppression, such as ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, economic class, dependent status, and/or ability. For these reasons, the Campus Care and Equity Task Force has been created to assess the division of caring labor and to enact solutions that value and promote a culture of care. 

Faculty and staff are often also looking for resources to help UM-Dearborn students. CAPS has developed several resources to help: 

  • The Faculty Toolkit for Supporting Student Mental Health is intended to provide faculty with important information regarding mental health; and, how to help foster a campus environment supportive of student mental health.
  • The De-escalation Skills Workshop for faculty and staff covers strategies and tactics regarding de-escalation. These skills may be important when working with students who are in distress.
I can only find a vaccine appointment during work hours. Can I miss work to get the vaccine, will I still get paid?

Recognizing flexibility is needed so employees can register for vaccine appointments during work hours, as of March 21, 2021, the university is providing employees with up to two hours of paid release time per vaccine dose. Paid release time for vaccination is limited to up to two hours, per vaccination appointment, and for non-exempt staff is reported as REG. (Exempt employees only report exception time). More details and time code information is available on the U-M HR website.

I’m returning to work on campus after many months of being remote, what should I be aware of?
  • Facilities Operations
    • has been regularly flushing water and maintaining HVAC and other building systems. Buildings are safe, clean and ready for your return.
    • continues to clean and refresh all offices and spaces across campus. 
  • Upon your return, if you find your office space is in need of any additional cleaning services, please contact the Facilities Operations Call Center (313-593-5270). 
  • If you use a desktop computer, please allow for extra time to reboot and download many pushed updates to your computer. The updating process can take over an hour. Please contact ITS if you experience any unusual computing issues. 
  • If you have bottled water delivered to your office, please contact your water provider and request fresh water jugs and clean your dispenser by running hot water through the system. 

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