As we have transitioned to full virtual services and a remote work environment some of you are wondering what this means for you during our off-campus time. Many positions are flexible enough to allow employees to continue performing the large majority of current responsibilities remotely, although perhaps a bit differently. Conversely, there are positions that require the performance of duties on campus and are unable to be completed remotely.
It is important that you stay in communication with your supervisor during this period, as they will be able to give you input on work that you may accomplish remotely. Your administrators are evaluating whether alternative work responsibilities could be assigned.
Please be assured that ASU Mid-South is making every effort to assist employees during this unprecedented public health emergency.
Will I be paid during this time?
Full-Time Employees will follow the ASU System Public Health Emergency Remote Work Policy.
Part-Time Employees will receive pay based on the number of hours worked during each pay period.
Do I submit a Time Sheet and when are they due?
Approved time sheets should be submitted to the Payroll Office the day after the end of each pay period.
I am not able to access forms I need. What do I do?
Please contact your supervisor for access to forms that you may need. He/She may be able to email you a form, or complete it for you, or direct you to the appropriate department.
While we are working at home are there travel restrictions?
Many cities and some states have issued a Stay at Home order for its residents. The current advice of the CDC and the Governor of Arkansas is to restrict all travel and work from home if possible. You can see the directives from the Governor of Arkansas here https://govstatus.egov.com/ar-covid-19 and from the Centers for Disease Control here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Will I be paid if I am unable to work due to experiencing illness related to COVID-19?
Full-time Faculty & Staff
Full time employees unable to work as a result of symptoms or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 must promptly notify their supervisor and Director of Human Resources to discuss use of applicable sick leave benefits or other leave options. Refer to the ASU System Public Health Emergency Leave Policy.
Part-time Staff and Adjunct Faculty
Part Time/Temporary employees, including adjunct faculty, unable to work due to symptoms or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 must promptly notify their supervisor and Director of Human Resources.
While buildings are closed, and we are working remotely, can employees use sick and/or vacation time?
Yes, employees should request through their supervisor to use accrued sick or vacation time as permitted under current College policy
Internet Essentials – Xfinity’s assisting Low Income Americans
We’ve been looking for ways to help through our Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income Americans. Effective March 16, we are putting in place two substantial program enhancements to help these families deal with this crisis.
- We will make it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
- We are increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. In this way, we will ensure that Internet Essentials customers will be able to use their Internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis.
We want to make it as fast and simple as possible to access this service:
- To receive the increased Internet speeds, existing customers will not need to do anything.
- For new customers, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.