Children in the Workplace

Children in the Workplace

In accordance with University policy, we strongly discourage parent employees from bringing their children to the workplace, particularly during this period of modified operations, social distancing, and increased focus on following precautionary safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  While the University values family life and seeks to provide an environment open to work and family issues, because the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more critical to limit the presence of any individuals in the workplace other than our regular employees, children (defined as persons below the age of 18 years old) may not be in the workplace for any reason.

If employees must attend to their children and short-term childcare cannot be arranged, employees must take leave to care for their children during working hours.  In addition to regular annual and sick leave, the University is providing eligible employees with two new types of leave (Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave) to use in the event the employee is unable to work because he or she is caring for their son or daughter whose school or place of care is closed, or whose child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons.  (Additional information on EPSL and FMLA+)

Questions regarding bringing children in the workplace must be directed to your department head and/or a Human Resources Representative.

Last updated: 12/08/2020