Last update: 3/31/2021 @ 11:26 a.m.
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Coming to campus?
These actions are required for all employees, whether they are working in critical sites or making occasional trips to campus to pick up mail or supplies. Note that all buildings are locked by default and require a Husky card (or keycard) to access.
- Get training: Before coming back to campus for the first time, all employees must complete the 20-minute online training video on COVID-19 prevention developed by UW Environmental Health & Safety. After you finish viewing, you and your (Workday) supervisor will receive emails confirming that you have completed the required training.
- Complete the attestation in Workday to confirm you do not have COVID-19 symptoms. This must be done every day you visit campus.
- Wear a mask when on campus.
- Follow hygiene protocols and physical distancing protocols outlined in safety training.
- Child and family care resources during COVID-19
- UW-IT: Working Remotely: Resource Guide
- UW-IT: Working Remotely: Best Practices
- UW Tacoma Instructional Continuity Guide
- Counseling services: CareLink website | 1.866.598.3978
If you think you have COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19:
- Stay home. Do not go to campus. Avoid public places.
- Call your health provider and follow their advice.
- Contact UW’s COVID-19 Response & Prevention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-616-3344.
Much more information on health, wellness and prevention is available on the UW central coronavirus FAQ.
FAQ for staff
What is the policy on teleworking?
The UW is currently in Phase 2 of its return to campus plan. This means that telework is strongly encouraged for all non-critical personnel. Non-critical personnel may return to worksites if work can be performed safely and is absolutely necessary to maintain unit operations. Telework is required if employee cannot return to work safely.
Supervisors should also work with their employees to maintain employment and pay to the greatest extent possible. If you have questions about how to assist employees in need, please reach out to your HR consultant.
How can I remotely access my UW Tacoma office workstation?
Most UW Tacoma-owned Windows and Apple workstations can be configured for remote access. To access your workstation remotely, you must first request access. Once the request has been made, a technician will configure your workstation and provide instructions on how to connect remotely.
Can I access my office files remotely, without remotely connecting to my office computer?
To access your files located on the H: or S: drive, you can log onto the Remote File Access system. Please use the following format for your user name when logging in: Your_UWNetID@tacoma.uw.edu. Your password is the same password you use to log into your workstation.
How can I forward my desk phone to my personal cell phone?
You can forward your office phone to another phone by dialing *72 9 + [your phone number starting from area code]. For example, *72 9 253 123 4567. You can see more detail on call forwarding here or a Youtube video here. Alternatively, you can set email notification so that you receive an email if someone leaves a voicemail. To do so, please visit Web Access to Mailbox and Functions.
I need to schedule a meeting remotely. How do I use Zoom?
Zoom has been made available at no cost to all faculty, staff, and students, and will allow for meetings of up to 300 attendees. Instructions on how to access and use Zoom can be found here.
What if I need to come to campus?
Before coming back to campus for the first time, all employees must complete the 20-minute online training video on COVID-19 prevention developed by UW Environmental Health & Safety. After you finish viewing, you and your (Workday) supervisor will receive emails confirming that you have completed the required training.
Staff should check with their supervisor before coming to campus unless they are considered critical personnel. All faculty and staff needing to access campus facilities must follow these procedures every time they visit. Buildings are accessible only during the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, and only with your Husky Card.*
- On the day of your visit, complete the Workday attestation to confirm you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please don’t come to campus if you are not well or think you’ve been exposed to illness.
*Carlton Center requires keys to access. If you do not have a key, contact Campus Safety.
Where can I find information about child care resources?
Additional child care options are also available, and UWHR maintains a page with details. The University is actively working to add additional resources, which will be prioritized for employees essential for campus operations and who don’t have other child care options.
Eligible staff can take a family care emergency absence when regularly scheduled care plans are interrupted due to a school, camp, facility closure and/or the unexpected absence of a care provider. Family care emergencies apply to both child and elder care situations.