Information for Staff

Below is information about the fall semester specific to staff, based on frequently asked questions. Keep an eye on this site for additional information throughout the summer.

How will the College’s change in on-campus operations affect staff?

While much of Sarah Lawrence’s coursework will be conducted online this fall, with the majority of students residing off-campus, it will be essential that all campus offices are appropriately staffed to support students who are on campus (in residence or commuting) and those who are learning remotely. Offices will also need to be sufficiently staffed to ensure continued operation of campus activities and College business.

Staffing plans for individual offices are under development and will be communicated via supervisors.

I have underlying health conditions  that make me more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications. What are my options for the fall?

Staff who are at higher risk for complications due to COVID-19 infection, or who live with someone at greater risk, are encouraged to contact the office of Human Resources to request an accommodation, including the ability to work remotely this fall, or to request a leave of absence if remote work is not an option.

What kinds of work arrangements can I expect this fall?

With the intent of reducing campus density during peak times, the College will continue to permit some staff to work remotely for part or all of their regular schedule. Telework arrangements will be permitted on a case-by-case basis, as approved by supervisors, senior staff, and the office of Human Resources. Offices will also develop staffing plans that ensure appropriate and safe on-campus coverage levels by implementing staggered shifts and rotating telework arrangements as appropriate. 

What types of policies will be in place for staff who work on campus this fall?

All staff who work on campus this fall will be required to adhere to policies and procedures that will help to promote the physical well-being of the entire campus community. These policies will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Physical distancing and wearing of face coverings while on campus
  • Daily self-monitoring and reporting of symptoms to the office of Human Resources
  • Stringent hand hygiene and routine cleaning/disinfecting of work spaces

More detailed guidance on these requirements is forthcoming.