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.

I work at UM-Dearborn and cannot always work remotely. Will I be paid?

The university has two banks of paid time-off for COVID-19 related absences. 

More information about these paid time-off policies, timekeeping codes and eligible uses can be found on the University Human Resources website. Reviewing the information before completing your next timesheet will help ensure the correct sequence and coding of time off.

Please talk with your supervisor or unit human resources representative if you have questions or concerns, and take care of yourselves and your families during this difficult time.

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 humanresourcesdearborn@umich.edu 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?

Access to buildings across campus is limited, with access granted for instructional reasons based on course schedules. Beyond that, building access for faculty and staff is requested through one of two processes — the One-Time Access Process for single visits lasting less than one hour or the MCard Access Process for single visits greater than one hour or for multiple visits.

Before coming to campus, regardless of reason or duration of time on campus, all employees must complete the online training COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M. At the end of the course, employees will be presented with attestation statements. Employees must agree with all attestation statements to receive credit for the course. After training is completed, a certificate of completion will be available in the employee's MyLINC training transcript.  Employees need to only complete the training and certification once. 

Each day before reporting to work you must complete the symptom monitoring check on the ResponsiBLUE health screening app at healthscreen.umich.edu

You will be asked a series of three “Yes” or “No” questions:

  • Do you have symptoms of:
    • Fever (over 100.4°F or 38°C) or feeling feverish
    • New shortness of breath
    • New cough
  • Do you have two of any of these symptoms:
    • Chills
    • Muscle aches
    • New sore throat
    • New loss of sense of smell or sense of taste
    • New headache
  • Have you had close or household contact in the last 14 days with someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Close contact is being within 6 ft for ≥15 minutes.
    • If your close contact is through providing clinical care for COVID positive patients while following Michigan Medicine or other outside health system appropriate protocols, answer No.

Questions may change based on guidance from the CDC and other health agencies.

If you have any of these symptoms, do not come to work. Stay home, contact your supervisor or department chair, and then call the Occupational Health Services (OHS) hotline at 734-764-8021 for a screening interview with trained medical staff. In addition, please follow the UM-Dearborn process for reporting symptoms. 

I need to come into work/my office/campus, is this allowed? What do I need to do?

Access to buildings across campus is limited, with access granted for instructional reasons based on course schedules. Beyond that, building access for faculty and staff is requested through one of two processes — the One-Time Access Process for single visits lasting less than one hour or the MCard Access Process for single visits greater than one hour or for multiple visits.

Before coming to campus, regardless of reason or duration of time on campus, all employees must complete the online training COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M. At the end of the course, employees will be presented with attestation statements. Employees must agree with all attestation statements to receive credit for the course. After training is completed, a certificate of completion will be available in the employee's MyLINC training transcript.  Employees need to only complete the training and certification once. 

Each day before reporting to work you must complete the symptom monitoring check on the ResponsiBLUE health screening app at healthscreen.umich.edu

You will be asked a series of three “Yes” or “No” questions:

  • Do you have symptoms of:
    • Fever (over 100.4°F or 38°C) or feeling feverish
    • New shortness of breath
    • New cough
  • Do you have two of any of these symptoms:
    • Chills
    • Muscle aches
    • New sore throat
    • New loss of sense of smell or sense of taste
    • New headache
  • Have you had close or household contact in the last 14 days with someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Close contact is being within 6 ft for ≥15 minutes.
    • If your close contact is through providing clinical care for COVID positive patients while following Michigan Medicine or other outside health system appropriate protocols, answer No.

Questions may change based on guidance from the CDC and other health agencies.

If you have any of these symptoms, do not come to work. Stay home, contact your supervisor or department chair, and then call the Occupational Health Services (OHS) hotline at 734-764-8021 for a screening interview with trained medical staff. In addition, please follow the UM-Dearborn process for reporting symptoms. 

Is Campus Mail Still being delivered and how can I access it?

Campus Mail and package service will continue to be delivered to department offices daily. Packages with individual names and departments will be delivered to the department as they are received. Courier service to Ann Arbor will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. 

If it is important for a department to receive/review their mail during this time, each department is asked to identify an individual that will be responsible for retrieving mail, at most weekly, for the department. Mail must be retrieved and processed following the procedure on the mail services website.

I’m a faculty and staff member and working remote, do I still have to pay for parking?

Faculty and staff will not be charged for parking on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. Parking permits will still be required with the distribution managed by the Facilities Operations team. 

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 Faculy 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.

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