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Return to worksite update – March 22, 2021


Clemson University continues to implement its plan for the safe and expedited return of staff and faculty to University worksites in accordance with state guidance.

As previously stated, class schedules and teaching modalities for the Spring semester will not change.

For all faculty, staff, students and visitors, the University’s priority will continue to be health and safety, which includes a return to a safe worksite.

Clemson recognizes the transition back to in-person work comes with challenges. Employees should coordinate with their supervisor to discuss their situation and determine the earliest appropriate date of return to in-person work. Clemson’s plan allows for temporary extensions of remote work for specific circumstances permitted by the South Carolina Department of Administration.

The Working at Clemson/Return to Workplace section of Clemson’s COVID-19 website includes important information and links. Check back often as the page is regularly updated.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in helping the University achieve compliance with state orders, and for your commitment to promoting a safe and healthy Clemson.

Extra Resources for Supervisors

Beginning the week of March 15, supervisors were asked to initiate an assessment of their direct reports’ workspaces, and the University quickly responded with additional resources, including:

  • Return-to-Worksite Reporting Tool

The Department of Administration requires weekly reporting on the number of University employees working in-person and remotely. As the University continues to transition faculty and staff back to their worksites, supervisors are required to update the Return-to-Worksite Reporting Tool. The online resource has been modified for easy input of data needed for Clemson’s reporting to the state.

  • Information Session for Supervisors

Later this week, the Office of Human Resources will host virtual information sessions for supervisors. Presenters will address a variety of return-to-worksite topics. Supervisors will receive an email invitation to register for one of two available sessions.