A Wildly Dedicated Community
As we continue to follow CDC health and safety guidelines, as well as recommendations from UK’s START team, we look forward to our employees’ safe return to campus this summer. You are critical to our process in returning to a more vibrant and residential campus.
To prepare for a signature residential experience for our students for the fall semester, we will use July as a month to help staff transition back to on-site work.
Working with department and unit managers, staff will begin transitioning to on-site work July 1, with a few exceptions for areas with work needs that require staff to return sooner. The expectation is that all staff who are working on site or in a hybrid schedule (some days on site and some days remote, for example) will be fully transitioned by the week of August 2.
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.
*Please note: some departments and/or units may initiate plans specific to their areas.
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.
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.
Employees returning to campus
Beginning July 1, staff should begin transitioning to on-campus operations.
Employees requesting remote or hybrid schedules
Plans for remote and hybrid work will be approved at the level of a direct report to the President.
Supervisors should refer to return-to-campus guidelines when necessary.
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.
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.