Human Resources has answers to many common questions in an FAQ. If your
question is not answered here, contact your supervisor or Human Resources.
Staying healthy at work
Health care coverage
Pay, time off andleave
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act enacted by the Department of Labor, effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 provides additional leave options.Learn More
Staff, temporary and student employees may contact Erin Christian in Human Resources.
CMU faculty and their covered dependents enrolled in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield health plans can meet face-to-face online with a board-certified doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist from home.
Telecommuting allows employees to continue to work from home and continue meeting the business needs of the university.
Step-by-step recommendations for setting up your office at home.
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Some internet providers are running specials responding to the need for high-speed internet service. Note: CMU does not endorse any of these providers.
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Human Resources has answers to many common questions in an FAQ. If your question is not answered here, contact your supervisor or Faculty Personnel Services.
Telecommuting & Alternative Work FAQ
Encompass, the Employee Assistance Program provider for CMU, has a several options for you: webinars and information, counseling, coaching and more.
Information and Webinars
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If you feel physically ill — particularly with fever, cough or difficulty breathing — please call your health care provider immediately, and tell them you think it's possible you have COVID-19.
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989-774-7585 (Call before visiting)
Whether is going outside for a walk or taking in some virtual exercise classes, exercise is important for your overall health. Stay fit at home with University Recreation.
Virtual Fitness Classes
Not sure where to start? Whether you need help or you are concerned for a friend, the CMU Care Team provides confidential assistance.
Find resources for physical and mental health, safety and well-being, food and housing.
Concerned about the well-being of a colleague or student? Leave a confidential message at 989-774-2273 or Submit a Care Report.
TAO is a free, web-based self-help resource. Use your cmich email to sign up for guided activities to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns.
Virgin Pulse offers virtual fitness classes, stress management tips and more for your wellbeing.
As announced on June 1, classes for the fall 2020 semester will begin Monday, Aug. 17, and end Wednesday, Nov. 25. The August start is two weeks earlier than had been originally planned. The schedule adjustment means students will not return after the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 26, thus reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus following holiday travel.
Fall 2020 Semester Schedule
General information about the fall semester can be found in the fall schedule Q&A.
This plan outlines the process for bringing Central Michigan University employees back to work on campus. Important considerations:
Phase one focuses on a handful of primary guiding principles applicable to transitioning staff back to the campus workspace and restarting normal campus operations:
In conjunction with the governor's executive orders, CMU will continue to gradually increase staff presence on campus through a phased return-to-campus approach, ensuring a gradual increase in employee population density on campus.
To accomplish this phased return, positions will be identified into four tiers:
Of necessity, the university will need to rely upon the exercise of prudence and good judgement by supervisors who will be the responsible parties for determining what operations must be resumed on campus, and in what order. The goal is not to return everyone to campus at once. Instead, the return will be phased in a measured and thoughtful way consistent with operational needs and a rational assessment of the manner in which a particular business unit supports higher level functions. Supervisors are expected to carefully consider the following alternatives to guide this decision making.
The phased return-to-campus plan encourages supervisors to migrate employees' work location back to campus in a phased approach, allowing the density of employees working on campus to gradually increase over time.
Some anticipated concerns and guidance is outlined in Supervisor Guidelines Return to Campus, and in the FAQ on the Human Resources website.