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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From the Vice President for Finance and Management

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Governor Extends Stay-at-Home Order until April 15

In response to the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency, Governor Cuomo has extended until April 15 the directive that all non-essential New York State employees should not report to work.

This is a reminder that all employees—whether deemed essential or non-essential—using alternative work arrangements must have completed a request form. Alternative work arrangements include both telecommuting and flexible scheduling.

All requests must be reviewed and approved by employees’ supervisors or department heads, respective cabinet members, and Human Resource Management. Employees should work with their supervisors to complete the request form, which will include specific expectations regarding the continuity of operations.

Essential employees are defined as (1) those whose job function is essential to the effective operation of the campus, or (2) those who are involved in the emergency response to COVID-19. Essential employees may need to report to campus and be physically present to perform their jobs OR may be able to report to a remote location (home) to perform their jobs.

Non-essential employees are defined as (1) those who do not need to be physically present to perform their job functions, or (2) those who are not currently required to meet the core functions and programs of the college during this emergency response.

Supervisors should have contacted their employees regarding essential vs. non-essential status.