Human Resources COVID-19 Guide

The health and safety of PNW’s employees is a top priority as we respond COVID-19. See plans for a safe return to campus as well as important employment information.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

FFCRA provides employees who are covered under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

See FFCRA Details for Employees

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COVID-19 Training

Faculty, staff and students are required to complete a short learning module in Success Factors (see instructions below). This guide reminds all of us of our collective responsibilities to keep ourselves and our community safe.

Guidelines for Guests/Volunteers

Employee participation in the COVID-19 On-site Employee Safety training must be taken through SuccessFactors.

To complete required training, faculty and staff follow the below steps:

  1. Visit Success Factors and login with Career Account and BoilerKey.
  2. Select the Purdue Northwest COVID-19 training module in your “Take Courses” tile at the top of your landing page.  (If you do not see this course, click on your “Learning” tile and search for Purdue Northwest COVID-19 Safety Training.)
  3. View the video and complete the quiz on last slide to process training completion.

PNW COVID-19 Resources

Jacob Lenson, assistant vice chancellor of campus planning, project and space management, and Chancellor Keon celebrate the handover of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

Safe Return to Campus

See PNW’s current status—and what’s planned for the future.

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Faculty

Explore resources for working and teaching as PNW looks ahead to the fall semester.

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Staff

See guidelines and best practices as PNW begins its phased return.

News and Announcements

Jacob Lenson, assistant vice chancellor of campus planning, project and space management, and Chancellor Keon celebrate the handover of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

Faculty and Staff Return to Campus Checklist

As PNW prepares for a Safe Return to Campus in Fall 2020, see the steps faculty and staff can take for a smooth, safe start with our return to campus checklist.

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Approval of Final Safe Return to Campus Task Force Recommendations and Planning for Fall Semester 2020

The Safe Return to Campus Task Force has been working diligently these past few months and has assessed all aspects of the pandemic’s impact to the higher education environment, and provided recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team guided by best practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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PNW Process to Request Workplace Modifications for COVID-19 Vulnerable Populations

With the goal of protecting faculty and staff who are most vulnerable to exposure to COVID-19, PNW has developed a process employees may follow to request workplace adjustments or accommodations specific to their individual needs for a safe working environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

On Campus

As of July 6, Lawshe Hall and the Student Union Library Building on the Hammond Campus will be unlocked in designated areas and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Similarly, Schwarz Hall and the Library Student Faculty Building on the Westville Campus will be unlocked in designated areas and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’re coming to any of these buildings for official university business, we recommend contacting the relevant department to learn more about their operating procedures during Phase One of PNW’s Safe Return to Campus.

Staff working in other campus buildings will use their I.D. for access at designated entrances. Students will not have access to other buildings at this time unless arranged for by staff or faculty.

If assistance is needed, please contact Facilities Services at (219) 989-2285.

Until further guidance is received, a face covering should be used as described below. An account has been established for the purchase of COVID19 personal-protection equipment. Please contact your department business manager for details.

PNW Face Covering Protocol for All On-Site Campus Members

  1. When you are in a building, hallway, classroom, laboratory, washroom, common area, you must wear a face covering.
  2. If you are faculty or staff member, and in your own office, you do not have to wear a face covering. When you leave your office and are in the hallway, your face covering must be on. When you are visiting another Purdue Northwest office, you must wear a face covering.
  3. If you are outdoors, you do not have to wear a face covering, but social distancing still applies.
  4. If you are at an outdoor event, with multiple participants, you must wear your face covering.

See the Full Face Covering Update

Health and COVID-19

PNW is following guidelines from the Indiana State Department of Health as to when a student, faculty or staff member can return to school after developing symptoms, receiving test results or coming into close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19.

See Return to Campus Guidelines (PDF)

See How to Report a Positive Test