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FAQs for Faculty and Staff regarding COVID-19

PRESIDENT'S UPDATE, March 23To enable Texas State employees to comply with shelter-in-place restrictions issued by local or state officials, the President’s Cabinet reviewed and adjusted the essential offices list. Offices identified as essential to university operations must have at least one full-time employee in the office on the San Marcos Campus, and as applicable, on the Round Rock Campus, during the normal 40-hour work week. All other employees not physically on one of the campuses are expected to work remotely for 40 hours per week. Read the full message

Families First Coronavirus Response Act  (FFCRA) and How It Impacts You: Signed into law on March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides two new distinct leave categories that Texas State University is making available to all students, staff, and faculty to alleviate some of the work, health, family, and leave challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA is effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Since this is a new emergency measure being implemented in a very short time frame, we are asking supervisors to work closely with employees to make sure they are aware of their options and can make the best decision for themselves and their families. 
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the act and how it impacts Texas State employees by visiting our Human Resources FFCRA Page. We also answer important FAQs on this page. While we quickly implemented more flexible work schedules, remote work, and telecommuting, this act provides even more options for our valued employees. Please note, if you are able to remote work or telecommute, you may not be able to take the leave.

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Please print the “Essential Government Employee Designation” card available below, and carry it with you while traveling to and from work. You may present this card along with your university-issued photo ID, if necessary, to show you are essential personnel.