Message from the President | UOG Campus Reopens; Employees Report to Work on June 1, 2020
To: University of Guam Community
From: Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D., President
Subject: UOG Campus Reopens; Employees Report to Work on June 1, 2020
The University of Guam will reopen its campus and will welcome back employees beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.
Governor Leon Guerrero issued Executive Order 2020-16 on May 28, 2020, which reopens GovGuam agencies and returns government employees back to the workplace on June 1. It also extends the public health emergency until June 29, 2020. The Executive Order in its entirety has been attached to this memo.
All UOG offices and departments will be open to the public and unless otherwise instructed by their supervisors, all UOG employees shall return to their physical worksites. Deans, Directors, and supervisors may continue to utilize flexible working schedules and remote work for their employees to the extent possible and where appropriate.
All employees and any member of the public conducting business on campus or visiting the campus must observe the University’s guidelines outlined below.
The goal of these rules is to prevent new outbreaks of COVID-19 and save us all from another extended period of lockdown. No one wants to be locked down again, so we all need to take these steps to save us from another quarantine.
Executive Order 2020-16 also ends Category 3 of Hazardous Pay Differential. Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, in accordance with paragraph 3.a, Executive Order 2020-16, Section 2.200.C, Category 3, the 10% Hazardous Pay Differential, of UOG’s COVID 19 Response Differential Pay Policy & Procedures to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 shall expire and UOG employees not otherwise eligible for Section 2.200.A or B Hazardous Pay Differentials of the aforementioned policy shall be compensated at their regular rate regardless of whether work occurs at their physical workplace or via telework.
This summer, Finakpo’ sessions A, B, and C will continue to be held entirely online. No classes in these sessions will be held on campus. More information about Fanuchånan 2020 classes will be provided at a later date.
UOG will continue its plans to host a virtual Commencement Ceremony which will be broadcast online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020. More information is available at www.uog.edu/commencements/fanomnakan-2020.
As we begin to relax some of our pandemic control requirements and make our way back to a semblance of normalcy, I want to thank every Triton—student, faculty member, staff member and administrator—for working so hard and creatively to cope with an extraordinary and volatile situation this past semester. Your commitment to our University, your innovation, and your resiliency have turned this unprecedented time into a memorable period of accomplishment.
I am looking forward to seeing each of you — at least your eyes over your masks! — on campus in the coming weeks. Biba UOG!