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COVID-19 FAQs

Remote Work

Has IT created guidelines for remote work?

Yes. To set up a remote desktop, log on to MyLaw, go to the departments tab and select LawNet IT/AV. Once on that page, select the remote desktop connections tab. The support team in LawNET IT also has created a Remote Work Best Practices Guide

UCLA Law's IT team is available for support via telephone at (310) 825-4689 or help@law.ucla.edu.
 

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Procedures for Returning to Campus

These reminders only apply if you are currently coming to campus or are planning to do so. As per the campus announcement on June 30, faculty and staff who are successfully working from home and are not scheduled to teach a course with an in-person component or are necessary to be in-person to support instruction and/or other essential services, should continue to work from home until January 4, 2021 unless directed otherwise.

Daily Symptom Monitoring: per the campus announcement on April 28th, if you are coming to campus, even only occasionally, you must complete a symptom monitoring survey each day before you come to campus. To sign up, please go the to the UCLA symptom monitoring website. It is essential to complete this before every visit to campus to limit the chance that symptomatic people will enter our building.  It is also necessary so that the university has information about who is in the Law building if it needs to perform contact tracing because someone with whom you may have come in contact has subsequently developed symptoms. 

COVID-19 Returning to Work on Campus eCourse: around June 23, you should have received an email to complete this eCourse required training from email: C19Support@ehs.ucla.edu. If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder to see if it went there. If you still can’t find it, you can go directly to the Learning Management System (LMS) at: http://lms.ucla.edu. Login in with your UCLA credentials, click Required Trainings and click the Start button to launch the course. The training should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Employees (including faculty) who are already working on campus should have completed the training by July 31. For all other employees, the course must be completed before you return to work on campus or in other UCLA facilities, or by December 31, whichever occurs first.

Building

Is UCLA School of Law open? 

Yes. All UCLA Law offices are functioning, though as many services as possible are being offered remotely.

Any faculty member who needs to come to campus must follow procedures consistent with the UCLA Safe and Physical Distancing Protocol, which includes a self-monitoring protocol and requires a certificate from the UCLA symptom monitoring website before coming to work each day.

The law school building is locked for security purposes. If you need to come to the law school, please remember to bring a mask, your building keys, and your Bruin ID card. Security officers may ask to see identification. Offices and programs are best reached via the email addresses and telephone numbers on their web pages or in the UCLA Law directory.

Prospective students can take virtual tours hosted by current students three days a week. Email admissions@law.ucla.edu for more information.

Is the Law Library open?

The Law Library is closed to visitors until further notice, but is offering remote services to faculty. For more information see: Remote Library Services for Faculty.

ERIT Program

What is ERIT?

The Employee Reduction in Time program allows eligible employees to voluntarily reduce their appointment percentage and corresponding pay for a specified period of time. Participants choose their reduction in time from a minimum of 5% of full-time to a maximum of 50% of full-time and program participation can be as short as one month or as long as 36 months.

Who is eligible for ERIT?

Exclusively represented employees are eligible for ERIT if their applicable union has agreed to participate in the program. The following unions currently allow member participation in ERIT: AFSCME, Teamsters, UAPD and UPTE.

Will ERIT affect my vacation and sick time accrual?

Employees will continue to accrue vacation and sick leave at pre-ERIT appointment percentages. For full-time employees who reduce their time, they will retain their full-time accrual rate.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in this program, please contact Susan Lasher at Lasher@law.ucla.edu.

COVID 19 Related Leaves & Accomodations

During this COVID-19 pandemic, The university has expanded its leave time available for employees. Campus Human Resources has developed Frequently Asked Questions to help departments and staff members navigate available resources. 

Temporary Approval to Use Accrued Sick Leave for Child Care under PPSM-2.210

President Napolitano has temporarily approved expanding the reasons for which policy-covered staff employees may use accrued sick leave under PPSM-2.210: Absence from Work.  Effective July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, policy-covered employees may use accrued sick leave if they are unable to work or telework due to a need to care for their children who are not attending school (or who cannot be at their places of care or with their childcare providers) because of COVID-19 precautions.

Subject to collective bargaining, a similar expansion of the use of sick leave may be made available to represented employees who have accrued sick leave. At this time, this temporary approval applies only to policy-covered (non-union represented) staff.

Reasonable Accommodations

Furthermore, employees who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 may request reasonable accommodations or workplace adjustments. This includes employees who are older adults and are at increased risk due to age and/or who are at increased risk due to underlying medical conditions.  Please visit UCLA Campus Insurance and Risk Management webpage for more information. 

 

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Other Questions

What if I have other questions?

Please contact UCLA Law's COVID-19 Task Force at taskforce@law.ucla.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible.