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Administrative Leave and Remote Work Extended by the SDBOR

April 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

In coordination with Governor Noem’s Executive Order 2020 - 12, the South Dakota Board of Regents will extend remote work through May 31, 2020 and if we are unable to accommodate remote work then non-essential employees will be granted paid administrative leave. Essential employees should continue to work as scheduled and in line with the workplace guidelines provided, which may include reporting to the workplace if essential functions cannot be adequately performed remotely. As in the previous weeks, supervisors will be evaluating the work that must be completed and will communicate with you on your essential or non-essential status, and expectations on reporting to work to ensure essential functions of the institution are being met, which may change from day to day. In addition, your supervisor will communicate with you if there are additional duties that require your assistance during this period of time.

This is an evolving situation, so in the event that the landscape surrounding COVID-19 changes, the Board of Regents may adjust this plan as necessary. We will make every effort to keep you timely informed as this fluid situation continues to evolve. Updates surrounding COVID-19 can also be found on this website: https://www.sdstate.edu/covid-19. Please monitor and review this site and related communications you receive.

We understand that the spread of COVID-19 may impact you and your families whether related to work changes, school and daycare closures, or illness. Should these things happen, please discuss options for leave usage with your supervisor and Linda VanMaanen in Human Resources (605-688-4128). 

Thank you for your flexibility as this situation continues to evolve.  

Marc Serrett
Assistant Vice President-Human Resources