Returning to Work on Campus


Guiding Principles

  • The university will follow all applicable local, state and federal public health guidance and orders.
  • The health and safety of NIU students and employees come first.
  • Supervisors will continue to remain flexible with their employees to accommodate them as they must balance work and caregiver responsibilities.
  • NIU operations will continue in a manner consistent with expert public health guidance and principles.

Plans for Returning to Work on Campus

  • Employees who can perform their duties remotely are encouraged to continue doing so at least through July 31, 2020.
  • Offices where work can be done remotely, but have employees who would like to return to campus, are strongly encouraged to use a rotational schedule through at least July 31, 2020.
  • Each employee’s return to campus or off-site workspace requires a conversation between the employee and his or her supervisor and/or departmental leadership.
  • Employees who have concerns about returning to campus should contact their supervisors.
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