April 2, 2020 @ 3:11 p.m.
To all TSTC employees via email and TSTC Portal
Howdy, TSTC family-
TSTC is still in the business of Placing More Texans. We continue to teach existing online classes for Spring 2020 on their original schedule. Our faculty are hard at work adapting and reorganizing the rest of our current offerings with the goal of completing all that we possibly can. In fact, the entire instructional group is designing contingency plans for completing this semester and conducting a summer term that will be the most it can be.
Meanwhile, the rest of the college is doing its part to register, counsel, advise, support, recruit, and otherwise serve our students and the various functions that are required to operate a college.
Today, we decided that our temporary remote-work status will be extended. The earliest date that we may return to normal on-campus work is May 4, 2020. On a daily basis, the TSTC leadership team will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation. If this new date needs further adjustment in the future, we’ll notify you right away.
Now is a good time to remember those TSTC teammates who have not been doing their work remotely but have been reporting to campus. Our police and many of our facilities, housing, and other personnel have been traveling to campus because the essential nature of their work cannot be performed remotely. I’m sure we all offer our thanks to these teammates.
It is our intention that all employees are paid their normal earnings during this period of time—a wonderful situation given the many Texans who have become unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To accomplish this goal, HR will soon publish updated guidelines to help you log your time and/or your leave properly. These guidelines will be self-explanatory and there’s no need to worry about the details right now because we’ll be flexible with everyone as we sort out the matter during the month of April.
If you have any questions regarding the unique circumstances that are created by your job and/or function, please discuss them with your supervisor.
For now, please do your best to get your job done while remaining safe and healthy.