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Employee Workplace Expectations

Prior to performing on-campus operations, faculty and staff must be protected, trained, and adequately prepared. Employee protection and safety are critical, and measures must be taken to ensure the faculty, staff, students, and campus community have appropriate protective controls, plans, supplies, and guidance to safely work on campus.

To ensure faculty, staff, and students have access to the same basic information, prior to the return to work all employees must review and understand the Employee Workplace Expectations.


Communication schedules will be developed so that employees are kept updated on any new actions, decisions or changes in procedures related to managing our campuses and reducing exposures throughout the COVID-19 event. Frequent communications should inform the workforce of actions being taken to prevent COVID-19 exposure through routine meetings, postings (including electronic postings), HR Connect, Covid Update emails and Signs will be posted to remind your employees of safe practices for physical (social) distancing, hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette.

Employee Compliance with Face Covering Requirements

Consistent with Interim Chancellor Order on Face Masks the Chancellor has required that all individuals present on any UW-Green Bay Campus use a face covering as prescribed below. Operational areas will be provisioned a limited number of disposable face coverings which can be provided to individuals who do not have a mask.

All employees are required to adhere to the above stated masking requirements under the following provisions within the UW-Green Bay Workplace Conduct Policy:

Promote a Culture of Compliance

The UW System is committed to meeting legal requirements and to fostering ethical and lawful conduct. Expectations for UW System employees include:
  • Learn and follow all applicable laws, regulations and UW System policies and procedures.
  • Protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of university information and records where appropriate and required by law.
  • Be proactive to prevent and detect any compliance violations.

Proper Personal Conduct

UW-Green Bay employees are expected to comply with the following forms of conduct established to assist the University in attaining its objectives in an orderly and efficient manner.

Symptom Monitoring

Employees must not report to work if they feel ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms. These employees should contact their supervisor and stay home.  Each day, all employees reporting to work on a UW-Green Bay campus must perform a daily self-assessment. Employees who are symptomatic should return home and consult with medical providers. Employees should not return to work until they are no longer symptomatic or have medical confirmation that they are not COVID-19 infected.

Employee Considerations

Employees should be given the following instructions for protecting their health and reducing transmission:
  • Avoid office gatherings, break rooms and unnecessary visitors in the workplace.
  • Stay home (or leave the workplace) and notify the supervisor if symptoms develop.
  • Wear masks or face coverings in all public spaces and spaces used by multiple people.
  • Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

Supervisor Considerations

Supervisors should be given the following instructions for protecting the health of their employees and reducing transmission:
  • Allow employees to work from home if possible.
  • Limit the number of individuals in the building to those who need to be on site.
  • Redesign workspaces to ensure that on-site employees are separated by at least six feet.
  • Ensure that social distancing is also maintained in hallways and other common areas.
  • Limit in-person meetings as much as possible