President Currall urges any USF employees who can work from home to do so until further notice. Only employees who have been designated as critical staff by Emergency Management, for the purpose of the COVID-19 response, are permitted on campus. If your employees’ job duties do not allow for remote work you should work with them to design work arrangements that fulfill their obligations while complying with CDC social distancing guidance and protecting their health, as well as the health of others. We have developed the following information to assist you supervise your employees until we resume normal campus operations.
Professional Development/Student Badging
Supervisors who would like to offer their student employees the opportunity to engage in professional development can incorporate the Engaged Student Employment model (through the ESE Canvas course) into their student's job duties. Within the ESE Canvas site students can work through LinkedIn Learning course playlists clustered by the NACE Career Readiness competency categories. Using the training from the LinkedIn Learning modules, students can then use their training towards completion of one of the Career Readiness Badging Program (CRBP) competency badges. To request that students be added to either the Engaged Student Employment or Career Readiness Badging Program Canvas sites, supervisors can contact Samantha Zavatsky, Internship Specialist at email@example.com or Eric Rivera, Coordinator of Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As staff move some of their work to a remote format and/or develop new skills they may also find the LinkedIn Learning modules to be helpful. These are free and available to the USF community and staff can learn about individual topics or complete an entire course. LinkedIn provides certificates of completion for successfully completed content. Click here for instructions on signing into LinkedIn Learning.
Additionally, if staff are building new competencies and would like to showcase their professional work they may also participate in the USF Career Readiness Badging Program by contacting Justin Hultman, Assistant Director - Internships and Career Readiness at email@example.com for assistance.
Additional professional development opportunities can be found at https://www.usf.edu/hr-training/career-development/index.aspx.
You are encouraged to be creative in how you think about work, special projects, planning, professional development and training that can be done remotely to help your employees and department remain effective and productive. In addition to an employee’s regular duties that can be completed remotely, here are a few examples of other assignments to consider having employees complete remotely:
- Update their position description;
- Update procedures, SOPs, etc. if they are out of date;
- Provide feedback on department operations;
- Research industry best practices;
- Read policy or training manuals, compliance policies;
- Read research papers or other materials that apply to your department/role;
- Create an opportunity to train or develop new skills through cross-training with colleagues remotely;
- Participate in training via LinkedIn Learning;
- Assign project work or future planning on topics that benefit the department;
- Other ideas that you feel provide value to your employees and department.
Temporary Reassignment Program
USF has developed the Temporary Reassignment Program to offer employees who are unable to work remotely in their regular assignment the opportunity to change assignments so the employee can remain in a paid status by performing alternate, needed work for another university area. Supervisors will review the available assignments on the Reassignment Clearinghouse to identify opportunities for their employees.
Links to USF Resources
If you have questions or concerns about specific work assignments, contact your supervisor or Division of Human Resources Employee Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org or your Regional HR Office or USF Health HR Office.