In an ordinary spring, we close the academic year with congratulations and celebration for our graduates and gratitude to our excellent faculty and staff. I will not break from tradition. However, I must state the obvious: this has been no ordinary spring.
Today we have a few decisions to announce concerning UW Oshkosh operations impacted by COVID-19.
A couple of informational items on this chilly, gusty day at the end of April.
In our continuing efforts to keep you informed, today we are sharing important updates and additional guidance regarding furloughs.
Many of you spent this week evaluating your personal work situations and talking with your supervisors about the impact of furloughs on people and on the University. I appreciate the hard work that went into those difficult considerations and conversations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic impacts throughout society. UW Oshkosh has felt the harm. We are faced with challenges that require painstaking decisions and sacrifice to keep our institution operating and carrying out its mission.
Today we are able to announce the ways we will celebrate our students’ achievements, honor their hard work and mark the moment they become members of our larger communities.
As we navigate the myriad of collaboration platforms available to us in the virtual world, we have found that some work better than others and some present risks that we cannot expose ourselves or our university to.
As you may be aware, the UW System President issued an Interim COVID-19 Leave Policy. Please be aware that while Payroll Administrators will assist with the process of ‘how to enter’ COVID-19 leave, they cannot advise as to whether it is valid leave to use in any situation.
Today I am able to announce that UW Oshkosh is providing additional assistance to employees and student workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Here are the latest offerings of support.
Many offices, departments and services have announced alterations in their services and business hours. View all changes to University operations here.
UW Oshkosh leadership will continue to publish decisions and announcements regarding the University response to coronavirus. Stay up-to-date with our FAQ.