COVID-19 Information for Faculty/Staff

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Find the latest up-to-date information and resources for CSUN faculty and staff on this page.

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION

Following the best information and guidance available from federal, state and local officials, CSUN will continue virtual instruction through the Summer Term, which begins May 26. All faculty, staff and students should plan on the potential of virtual instruction and operations continuing through the end of Summer Term, ending August 18, and possibly into the fall semester. No final decision has been made for the Fall 2020 semester; we will continue to monitor the situation daily based upon the best evidence and public health guidance available. Our goal is that we will return to normal campus operations as soon as it is safe to do so.

Should faculty and other academic personnel ask students returning to class following an illness to provide documentation or physician’s note?
Instructors are strongly discouraged from requiring medical or legal documentation from a student for any absences. Requiring such documentation places burdens on all parties involved. Because we are in the middle of the cold and flu season, many students may be absent due to illness.

EMPLOYEE LEAVE OPTIONS

FAQs addressing updated information about Employee Leave Options, including details and eligibility for COVID Paid Administrative Leave, Federal Families First Coronavirus Act and the Non-Telecommuting Workers Leave.

EMPLOYEES AGE 65 OR OLDER AND/OR WHO HAVE A HIGH RISK MEDICAL CONDITION

FAQs specific to any CSUN employees who are age 65 or older and/or have a high risk medical condition.

EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CAMPUS

FAQs for CSUN employees who continue to provide necessary and critical functions on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The IT Zoom support page includes quick instructions on how to get started with Zoom. Visit one of Faculty Development’s instructional designer-led live sessions on Strategies for Teaching Through Disruption listed on their events page. And visit the IT Workshop Calendar for additional offerings. Canvas support is also available.

In addition, for faculty, the Information Keep Teaching webpage and the Faculty Development Teaching Through Disruption page provide helpful resources. Information Technology also developed additional tools for students to Keep Learning and staff to Keep Working. There are also options for Internet Connectivity for Users Who Do Not Have It.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

As a CSUN employee, when you or your family members (your dependents and permanent household members) need helpful guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, and/or referral to local resources, your LifeMatters@CSUN program (administered by Empathia Pacific, Inc.) is available on a live basis, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. LifeMatters also has resources that include but are not limited to tips for preparedness at home as well as how to talk with your children about the Coronavirus. You can find more information at the following link: LifeMatters@CSUN (password: Matadors).

PARKING

Please find updated parking information here, including the employee parking permit rates and refund schedule.

PAYCHECK INFORMATION & W-2 FORMS

Effective immediately the State Controller’s Office has made paycheck stubs and W2s available online. Please view Human Resources webpage for directions to access your personal data.

Additionally, HR will notify any employee who is receiving a live pay warrant (check) with instructions on when and where to pick-up the check and instructions to have the check mailed in lieu.

RESOURCES FOR YOUR STUDENTS

FAQs about disability resources and advising.

STUDENT ASSISTANTS/WORK STUDY STUDENTS

Our Work Study and Student Assistants are encouraged to continue working as the university remains open. We understand their employment on campus serves not only as a chance for professional development, but also provides financial support toward school, housing, and day-to-day expenses. We ask our student workers to please stay in contact with their supervisor to determine if there is work they can do, even remotely, to continue to earn this important experience and income. In the event a student worker’s supervisor determines there is not work they can do they will be paid through the end of the semester according to their usual work schedule.

TELECOMMUTING / WORKING REMOTELY

FAQs with tips and information about telecommuting.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION

FAQs about virtual instruction.