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IU President Announces Plans For Employees As Classes Move Online

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Indiana University will continue to pay employees even if their jobs cannot be completed remotely, according to a Monday afternoon announcement from IU President Michael McRobbie

The university is not closing campuses and will still be open to employees whose duties are essential services. Otherwise, faculty and staff are instructed to work remotely if possible. Employees will not have to use vacation, paid-time-off or sick leave for COVID-19 related issues. 

The announcement said these new policies will remain in place until one of the following:

  • "Until the normal end of their employment, which may align to the end of the academic term or another defined time period,
  • Until the end of the COVID-19 situation at IU, or
  • Through the end of this academic year (June 30, 2020)."

Hiring of all staff and temporary workers has been halted and McRobbie urges departments to work together to meet their needs. Faculty hiring will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Executive Vice Presidents. 

Salary increases or bonuses have also been halted for the foreseeable future. 

It is unclear how this will affect contract workers such as construction workers completing on-campus projects. 

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