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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Working from Home
University of Iowa employees are directed to work from home however feasible. Supervisors are encouraged to stay flexible as employees attend to both work and family needs. Find current guidance on remote work and telecommuting.
Information Technology Services provides a remote work checklist and guide to useful tools.
University Human Resources offers tips on best practices for working remotely. We post new information periodically—check back for more.
Pay Practices and Leave Options
Pay practices for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester are designed to keep employees who are working or available for work in paid status. Review current pay practices.
New federal and Iowa Board of Regents paid-leave programs affect how employees should report COVID-19 related absences. Find leave scenarios and leave codes.
Employees who need to take COVID-19 related leave for illness, caring for an ill family member, or caring for a child due to school/chid care closures should immediately 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.
Stress and Self-Care
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.
Temporary Work Assignments
CARES Act and Retirement Accounts
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act includes new retirement-plan loan and withdrawal options for people affected by COVID-19.
Remote I-9 Processes
Guidance for completing I-9 forms for new employees when in-person processes aren't possible or advisable.