Essential Personnel

Per USF System Policy 6-037, in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the campus community and to continue critical operations, certain designated employees will need to report to work during an emergency event.

Employees whose position is identified as Essential Personnel must complete the Essential Personnel Acknowledgement form and complete appropriate training courses.

The Essential Personnel Acknowledgement form must be signed by the employee, the employee’s supervisor, and the department head, and sent to Sheri Neshiem with the Division of Human Resources. The form must be submitted PRIOR TO attending the mandatory Essential Personnel training.

At a minimum, the following Federal Emergency Management Agency and/or internal USF training courses, or their equivalents, are required to be taken by all Essential Personnel.  Additional information may be found in USF Policy 6-037.

Essential Personnel - Supervisors

IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System is a pre-requisite to the supervisor training. Completed IS-100 certificates must be submitted to USF Emergency Management prior to enrolling for supervisor training. Please send to and include your employee ID number in the email.

Essential Personnel - Non-Supervisors

NEW! Essential Personnel Training for Employees can now be completed online! 



 Frequently Asked Questions



Essential Personnel Training Sessions (Non-Supervisor)

Date Time Location Session #
June 14 10-11a OPM 115 32
June 27 1-2p OPM 115 33
July 8 10-11a OPM 115 34
July 26 10-11a OPM 115 35

Essential Personnel Supervisor Training Sessions

Date Time Location Session #
June 18 2-3p OPM 115 26
July 19 10-11a OPM 115 27