Employee news and updates (employee email) — April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions

In accordance with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum’s Safer at Home Order that now extends through April 30, employees who are able to work remotely should remain off campus unless absolutely necessary. TU staff members who report to work for minimal campus operations and anyone who visits campus must take their temperature twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening). If you have an elevated temperature or feel ill, please remain at home and notify your supervisor. Faculty and staff should also contact Laurie Paul at Hurricane Health Clinic at 918-631-2974 for further evaluation and advisement if their temperature is elevated.

As a reminder, all employees who are not reporting to work for minimal campus operations must check in and out when using campus buildings (this also includes North Campus). In order to make this process more convenient, simply visit https://utulsa.edu/check from your smartphone or laptop to submit the time you enter and exit the premises. This process works best on mobile devices with the PowerApps app from Microsoft. You will log in with your TU user ID and password. If you choose not to use the app, please call 918-631-5555 when arriving at and departing campus.

Storm Season Precautions

As we enter severe weather season, faculty and staff should review building emergency plans to familiarize themselves with designated shelter areas in any building where they may be working.

Also, inclement weather procedures have been updated for students still living in campus apartments: In case of a tornado warning, students should take shelter on the lower-level concourse of the Reynolds Center or in the basement of Hardesty Hall. Students living in residence halls should shelter in place.

All students and employees are encouraged to register for TU emergency text alerts, which include weather warnings for Tulsa County. Please direct any questions regarding emergency plans or shelter designations to Matt Polson at matt-polson@utulsa.edu.

2020-21 Staff Advisory Council Nominations

The Staff Advisory Council of The University of Tulsa fulfills the following roles:

  • Facilitate communication between staff and the administration
  • Advise the administration on matters of interest to staff
  • Support implementation of the Strategic Plan and other university initiatives
  • Facilitate collaboration between staff and other university constituencies
  • Recommend staff representations to university committees and task forces
The Staff Advisory Council is comprised of 33 staff members selected to represent the roughly 900 staff employees who serve vital roles throughout our community. The membership term for SAC service is three years. For 2020-21, three at-large seats are available for general elections. Please note that no employee may serve on SAC without their supervisor’s permission to be excused from work to fulfill SAC meeting and committee attendance requirements. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for one of the at-large seats, please email the name, division and contact information to staff-council@utulsa.edu. Supervisor approvals should be sent to this email account as well.

Election timeline:

  • April 6 – Nominations and self-nominations for at-large seats open
  • April 24 – Nominations and supervisor approval due
  • April 28 – General SAC elections for at-large seats held