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March 19 Email from Human Resources Regarding HR Office Operations

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NOTE: The following email was sent to all faculty and staff on March 19, 2020. Following Governor Wolf's new directive, however, we will be moving to remote work effective Friday, March 20.


Dear Colleagues,    


For the past week, Human Resources has been working with a skeleton crew in the office. However, to align with the recommendations sent out by the University yesterday, as of Monday, March 23, we will be moving to a completely remote work arrangement. 


While this should not create much disruption, here are a few elements to consider.

  • Hiring Managers: We will not have anyone available as a back-up to collect I-9 forms from new employees. An employer is legally obligated to collect this form in person, so please make arrangements for this to happen. We will be providing a guide to remote onboarding in the near future which will give more detailed information for hiring managers. We encourage you to be thoughtful about scheduling a new employee’s first day, taking into account their experience during onboarding, training and orientation as well as the availability of staff in various University offices such as IDEAL and Parking Services.

  • Other paper forms can be turned in via our secure box located outside of the fourth floor doors of the New Street building (306 South New Street). We encourage you to complete forms online whenever possible to reduce the need to travel.

  • Please communicate with HR staff via email wherever possible. We will also monitor our voicemail and respond. If you are unsure who to contact, please email or refer to our HR Team page on the HR website.


We appreciate your understanding as we all figure out ways to deliver a myriad of important services to campus.




Chris Halladay

Associate Vice President for Human Resources