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A Wildly Dedicated Community

Our employees are critical to our process in offering a more vibrant and residential campus. They are instrumental in our mission of more than 156 years — advancing Kentucky.

We have learned much about what is possible since the start of the pandemic. We will continue to explore flexible work options throughout the next year as we create a long-term plan for our post-pandemic workforce.  

COVID-19 Testing

  • Effective September 1, 2021, COVID-19 testing for everyone (faculty, staff and students) on our campus who is unvaccinated will be mandatory.
  • All employees, regardless of vaccination status, can utilize on-campus student testing locations. PCR tests are available at no cost.

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Noncompliance Protocols

Individuals who do not comply with university testing policies are subject to disciplinary action. Consequences escalate depending on an individual’s total number of noncompliant periods from the full semester. Click the button below to learn more about noncompliance protocols. 

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Employee Vaccine Incentive Program

We're excited to offer an employee vaccine incentive program for employees who have received their booster in which employees can enter to win cash prizes.

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Guiding Principles

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of everyone in our community.  

  • Honor our missions to educate, teach, discover, heal and serve as the University of, for and with Kentucky. 

  • Provide a first-class residential experience for UK students, which includes creating a vibrant campus community with the continuity of presence on campus (offices, laboratories, studios, common areas, libraries and clinics). 

  • We are an enterprise built on relationships. 

  • Improve the experience for our students and employees through even greater authenticity, customization and responsiveness – unbounded by time and place. 

  • Be an employer of choice to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent at UK.  

  • As a people-driven industry, we must prioritize taking care of our people. 

  • Assess opportunities for additional growth through space reconfiguration and reallocation. 

  • Support academic and business continuity in the case of disruptions caused by weather, natural disasters, construction and/or a public health emergency. 

  • Promote the university’s sustainability goals. 

Get Vaccinated

All members of the community are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Supporting Our People

We are a community unlike any other, one inextricably bound to the state we were created to serve and dedicated to advance. Thank you for all you do to make our community’s progress possible.

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President Eli Capilouto

Return-to-Campus Summary Report

Our summary report includes our guiding principles and operating principles, as well as a summary of feedback from discussions with deans and other university leaders.

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Employees returning to campus

Beginning July 1, 2021, staff began transitioning to on-campus operations. 


Employees requesting remote or hybrid schedules

All remote or hybrid work agreements should follow your area's review and approval process.

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Supervisors should refer to return-to-campus guidelines when necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have provided answers to some frequently asked questions about returning to on-site work, flexible work options and our ongoing commitment to our community's health and safety.

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Thank You to Our Employees

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