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February 8, 2023

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Campus Inclement Weather Guidelines

With winter weather approaching, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the university’s inclement weather guidelines. During the current pandemic, these guidelines apply to employees working on-site, not to those working remotely. Only the chancellor can close campus. Individual colleges and schools will not close unless the whole campus is closed. Employees are advised to use discretion regarding their health and safety and that of family members. A summary of the inclement weather guidelines, including leave options and policies in the case of weather-related absences, is available online in multiple languages. Find the details at
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Federal Emergency Paid Leave Provisions Set to Expire on Dec. 31

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on April 1, 2020, and provided paid leave entitlements to qualifying employees who were unable to work or telework for specific COVID 19- related reasons. (Telework is defined as work you perform while you are at home or at a location other than your normal workplace.) These paid leave provisions are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. After Dec. 31, 2020, employees who are unable to work or telework for COVID 19-related reasons will continue to have a variety of leave options available to them. However, employees will need to use their own accrued leave during their absences in order to receive pay. A summary of leave options for leave related to COVID-19 is available at This resource will be updated to reflect the leave options that remain after the FFCRA provisions expire. Learn more at
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Diversity Forum Offers Session Replays

This year’s virtual Diversity Forum, “The Pandemic Effect: Exposing Racism & Inequities,” explored a convergence of issues from racial equity and social justice to health care disparities and COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities. Sessions from the two-day conference are now available for replay and can be accessed by registering at Diversity Forum Resources include handouts, presentations, links, and other resources from each session. Go to to learn more.
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Holiday Food Sale Offers Takeout Items

Dining and Culinary Services at University Housing is offering holiday foods such as appetizers, pizza, sushi, and holiday cookies for pre-order and takeout. All orders will be available for pick-up at curbside at Carson's Market through December 18 between 4:30–5:30 p.m. When you place your order, you will select a pick-up date and time. Please note that there is a three-day miniumum time period between when you place your order and when you pick up. Orders close on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at noon.
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