Essential University Information
Child Care Needs
Iowa Child Care Resources and Referral can provide consultation to help identify and select an alternative child care arrangement. Call or email to contact a parent referral specialist:
United Way also can provide volunteers to assist with critical child care. Organizations and individuals that need volunteers should call 319-337-8657(VOLS) or email email@example.com with their information.
University Human Resources provides additional info about just-in-time child care for employees in critical care and operations roles, plus info for parents working from home.
The university is updating polices and practices to support remote work and other arrangements over the long term. Learn more about the Future of Work initiative.
For people working remotely, Information Technology Services provides a remote work checklist and guide to useful tools while University Human Resources offers best practices for working remotely developed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accommodations and Leave Options
Employees concerned about working on-campus due to a health condition that puts them at greater risk for COVID-19 should contact their human resources representative (contact info available through Employee Self-Service). HR reps should consult with Faculty and Staff Disability Services to initiate COVID-19 related leave or to discuss accommodations.
Family Caregiving Leave policies have generally returned to pre-pandemic norms. But employees who need to take time off to care for family members with COVID-19 may still be able to use special leave programs. See leave scenarios and leave codes for more information.
Stress and Self-Care
Health Insurance Plans
University of Iowa health plans for faculty, staff, retirees, and students provide expanded health coverage that is COVID related.
Employees working from home can pursue training and professional development in consultation with their supervisors. University Human Resources provides a guide to free online training resources available to employees.