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APAC Meeting - June 30 - Campus Re-entry Discussion - Shared screen with speaker view
Bridget Wade Radcliff
16:01
please mute as there is feedback. thank you!
Shana M McClelland
18:23
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Janet Major
24:34
way to go Chris!
btrentlage
24:51
Thank you Chris!
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
25:08
thank you to FM services! grateful for your work to keep campus as sanitized and safe as possible
Sarah Ann Gzemski
25:19
Will FM staff receive hazard pay in accordance with the additional risks they’re taking on to keep us all safe?
Debbie Buenger
25:23
FM ROCKS!
T Noecker
26:42
Thank you FM! You make us feel safe and it looks like great changes to accommodate our health needs when we return.
Lee Ann Hamilton
29:39
Thanks, Amanda.
Amanda Kraus
30:04
Thanks! Good to see you Lee Ann!
Sarah Ann Gzemski
35:33
Return to campus and flexibility regarding physical presence seems to be largely left up to individual supervisors. Is there recourse for staff members who need more flexibility (especially around caregiving) but are experiencing either overt or covert pushback from their supervisors?
Kimberly Rogan
38:37
Was the location of this PPT given? (I had an unstable connection and had to rejoin this Zoom, so I might have missed it.)
Diane Brennan
39:42
If someone is not able to speak with their supervisor, reach out to HR. One way to do that is through the email HR-COVID19-questions@email.arizona.edu
Lee Ann Hamilton
40:43
BTW: Employees can utilize medical services at Campus Health. Call 621.9202 for info.
Josephine Corder
40:51
Childcare Choice Employee: https://lifework.arizona.edu/programs/childcare-choice
Peter Powers-Lake
41:23
Will there be guidance on how to deal with potential covid shaming? Meaning if someone becomes positive and came into the office prior to being symptomatic, many people will place blame on them as the reason that they potentially caused infection of others.
Diane Brennan
42:21
The powerpoint is not yet be available on the website. We will be scheduling times to go through this with supervisors. Our HR Consultants will also be working with their client groups directly on this information. There will also be presentations available for everyone that Steve Holland will speak to.
Christina Partica
42:45
Will there be any sort of financial support that employees can seek for the costs incurred from working at home such as having to upgrade to internet packages with higher speeds in order to accommodate the needs of their position?
Jennifer Lawrence
43:32
I think that will be something that we will need to be watchful (covid-shaming) of and also respecting people's situations - valuing those who work remotely or on campus.
AndreaHernandezHolm
44:25
How will masks/social distancing be enforced across campus? If we ask a student or coworker to put a mask on and they still decline, then what?
Carrie Hale
44:53
I’ve wondered that also, Andrea. Thank you for asking.
Shana M McClelland
44:55
Correct. We're providing electricity, internet, and phone coverage AND taking paycuts.
RellOhlson
45:53
Yes- internet costs need to be taken into account. Thank you everyone for asking these questions.
Diane Brennan
45:54
The expectation is that we will all wear masks - students, staff, faculty & visitors.
Carrie Hale
46:22
The expectation feels out of step with reality, having recently moved out of West University.
Jennifer Lawrence
47:07
There are guidelines being developed for face coverings and support for those who may need to encourage people to wear them or to manage situations where there is resistance.
crocha
48:14
If I am working on Campus but the rest of my unit is not, how can I get my mask(s) that are being supplied to me. Also how can I get access to the Cleaning agent that kills Covid.
Diane Brennan
48:19
Thanks Jennifer. Yes, and it will take all of us working together on this. Masks are an important part of getting beyond the pandemic.
Lee Ann Hamilton
48:22
I work at Campus Health and want to remind folks that employees can use us for care. We have some great clinicians, PTs, and services! https://health.arizona.edu/ Primary care(via telehealth or in person visits) walk-in urgent care, COVID testing, general medicine, physical therapy, and more. The UA Campus Health (CHS) is a participating provider to most United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net plans for Primary Care Services.
RellOhlson
48:42
Related to questions above- need to start thinking about situations where coworkers refuse to wear a mask; how can we ensure folks are doing what they need to do? Refusing to wear a mask for example, could mean others would not be safe in their own workplace, which is a huge issue.
Jeff G. (jsg1)
50:41
I just came onto the meeting from another meeting for RUBO. Will this meeting be shared to review for the last 35 minutes?
Carrie Hale
51:14
Sure, however, I’m telling you that I have seen almost nobody on or near campus wearing masks, even after the mandate. I don’t think there’s nearly as much buy-in as necessary. There will absolutely be people who refuse regardless of how nicely we ask, probably way more people than you think.
Sarah Ann Gzemski
51:27
How do we spread the word that employees experiencing inflexible supervisors should reach out directly to HR? We all know what supervisors should be doing, but who will hold them accountable?
Jennifer Lawrence
52:18
We'll post a link to the recording on the APAC/CSC web sites later this week.
Amanda Kraus
52:23
With respect to face coverings and disability: Our goal is for all people, including those with disabilities, to wear a face covering. There are a lot of options, some that will be more accessible to people with disabilities, for example: clear, plastic face shields, gaiters, and the variety of masks. Before making an accommodation, DRC will review the range of options so that people with disabilities can participate in the University’s commitment to safety.
Jeff G. (jsg1)
52:36
Thanks Jennifer.
AndreaHernandezHolm
53:07
Absolutely, Carrie. That is my concern. Even with social distancing guidelines in classrooms and buildings, how we will ensure that students stay 6 feet + apart in hallways?
Research Training Team
54:38
It seems to me that work from home will be long lasting for many folks (1-2 years minimum). Are there any strategic plans to leverage this new reality to the advantage of the University and the community? For instance, making certain work from home positions permanent, thus enabling us to reduce our office space footprint, save money on cleaning, utilities, insurance, etc.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
55:25
I appreciate all of this great information. I have a broader concern. The general faculty just voted, by ~89% of over 40% of the general faculty, to recommend to upper administration a postponing of the proposed furlough. How can we poll APAC/CSC members for their feedback?
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
55:42
I am very interested in gauging the collective thought on this subject.
Jennifer Lawrence
56:42
Danielle, I'll say something about that at the end of the meeting.
Melanie Lipton
56:58
What are the medical reasons students would not be able to wear a facemask and are there recommendations for how faculty/staff can discuss this with a student without violating privacy of students?
Amanda Kraus
57:30
Melanie, I shared some information above but can respond after Steve is done.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
57:46
thank you Jennifer.
haltman
01:01:57
Will custodial staff receive increased hazard pay? And are additional custodial staff being hired to handle the extra cleaning and disinfecting workload? They were stretched too thin before the pandemic. I'm concerned that they will be even more overworked and underpaid while putting themselves in danger.
AndreaHernandezHolm
01:02:40
Will faculty, staff, and graduate students be trained and compensated for the added hazard of on-campus presence during this time?
RellOhlson
01:03:33
Yes- I don't see how custodial staff can be expected to take the biggest health risks without additional pay.
P I
01:04:47
There is an phone app called live scribe that helps with lip reading.
Nancy Rodriguez Lorta
01:07:23
Thanks, Amanda for the information. Will the variety of face coverings be provided on behalf of the university?
Nancy Rodriguez Lorta
01:09:58
Thank you
Walter Ries
01:10:00
FM is providing masks are only for staff and faculty. Students will need to purchase their own from the bookstore.
Amy Roberts
01:10:03
I agree with Danielle Barefoot. We need to have a vote or poll to vote on postponing the furlough.
haltman
01:10:24
And, do they get hazard pay?
Nancy
01:11:03
are the sorority and fraternity houses included in these plans???
Richard Edmiston
01:11:27
Thank you for the presentation and all that everyone is doing on our behalf. Question - We have folks in Babock. Is there any update on whether it will continue to be used to house students who test positive?
Amanda Kraus
01:12:05
Babcock will be used as isolation space for residents who test positive or are symptomatic and awaiting test results.
Shana M McClelland
01:12:58
Thank you, Chris.
Bridget Wade Radcliff
01:13:08
👏👏👏👏👏
Janet Major
01:13:11
that's great news
haltman
01:13:18
Very good they are getting extra pay.
AndreaHernandezHolm
01:13:38
So glad to hear that custodial staff are being compensated. Thank you!
Shana M McClelland
01:14:03
Please convey to the FM staff how grateful we are for them. The few times I've had to go to campus I've SEEN the efforts.
Jennifer Lawrence
01:14:39
https://provost.arizona.edu/content/campus-re-entry-plan-working-group
Suzanne L Ernstein
01:15:57
How will those be distributed to those of us located off campus?
Research Training Team
01:16:20
It seems to me that work from home will be long lasting for many folks (1-2 years minimum). Are there any strategic plans to leverage this new reality to the advantage of the University and the community? For instance, making certain work from home positions permanent, thus enabling us to reduce our office space footprint, save money on cleaning, utilities, insurance, etc.
Jill McCleary
01:16:35
Any update on the hiring freeze?
Bridget Wade Radcliff
01:17:11
With the nationwide shortage of tests how is the university going to utilize testing as part of the re-entry plan?
Chante C Martin
01:17:23
We are still in a hiring slow down where all positions require a waiver approved by the president
Alexis Peregoy
01:18:33
Is the hiring freeze being extended past July 1st?
Diane Brennan
01:19:22
Yes Alexis. Right now it is through July 31. It will likely be extended beyond this date too.
btrentlage
01:19:32
The current freeze goes until 7/31
Alexis Peregoy
01:19:40
Thank you1
Carrie Hale
01:20:39
What will the mall at noon look like, in theory, with these new plans? I know it’s outside, but it gets so crowded, it doesn’t feel like that matters.
Carrie Hale
01:20:54
(or any other particularly busy time on campus)
Diane Brennan
01:22:21
Where there are more people, even outside, face coverings are required on campus.
Shana M McClelland
01:23:44
And 1918 was WITHOUT Zoom!
Kari Marie Koerner Marano
01:23:50
For Chris - for those of us off campus in non-UA leased space, who should we contact for cleaner since we don't have a building manager?
Kari Marie Koerner Marano
01:23:50
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Lee Ann Hamilton
01:23:51
Thank you, Chris!
kellymontez
01:24:04
Thank you Chris
Robert B Sandoval
01:24:57
Thank you!
Carrie Hale
01:25:12
Will there be options for students who are not able to safely be - or who don’t want to be - on campus?
Carrie Hale
01:27:01
Thank you for the information. I am absolutely terrified of returning to campus.
Pamela W
01:27:32
Thank you everyone!
Shana M McClelland
01:27:33
My understanding is that ALL classes that CAN have an online option WILL have an online option. There are some classes which cannot (organic chem lab was used as an example), and those classes the student will either have to attend in person or delay to another time
Carrie Hale
01:27:54
Thank you, Shana.
T Noecker
01:27:55
Thank you to all presenters today! We appreciate you keeping us informed :)
Lee Ann Hamilton
01:27:56
This was very helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions. :)
Suzy sbrown76@email.arizona.edu
01:28:20
Thank you all!
Josephine Corder
01:28:20
Thank you all!
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:29:39
is it possible to poll? I think that would be very helpful to allow us to provide input through a survey
Amy Roberts
01:30:08
Can we take a vote at this meeting?
Amy Roberts
01:30:21
Or set up a vote and poll for a future meeting?
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:30:24
what did faculty do?
Sarah Ann Gzemski
01:30:29
Should, as the faculty was, be given a brief presentation on the budgetary information gathered from the outside financial analyst
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:30:29
how did they set up their vote?
Bridget Wade Radcliff
01:31:02
Faculty used Qualtrics
Brek Thompson
01:31:05
qualtrics can be put behind net id.
haltman
01:32:06
Yes, all general faculty were able to vote.
Amy Roberts
01:32:21
Since we have this organization, this is where we should vote
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:33:02
right, so what is our channel for prompting a same sort of survey to university staff?
leslielangbert
01:33:42
A press release was sent to media
btrentlage
01:33:55
There was an article on Tucson.com
leslielangbert
01:33:56
A couple of stories have been picked up by media
charley
01:34:34
Correct. No response from Admin.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:34:40
yes!
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:35:09
there’s a way to anonymize responses in qualtrics
haltman
01:35:18
Can the vote go to all staff?
btrentlage
01:35:25
No, tomorrow
btrentlage
01:35:38
No, all 7/1
leslielangbert
01:36:39
I agree with others that APAC needs to be able to make a collective statement to admin if a majority vote is not in support of this furlough implementation effective July 1
T. Adam Baldry
01:36:39
The Academic Technologies Team acadtech@arizona.edu manages Qualtrics for the university so they can help to set up the Qualtrics for so that only staff with netids can be polled.
Ricky Salazar
01:36:41
All faculty voted, shouldn’t all staff vote?
Ethan S Bull
01:36:47
Can we please vote with all staff and not just APAC members, please.
Ethan S Bull
01:36:59
We want everyone to have a voice.
Terry Mullin
01:37:11
There also has been very little information provided on how the furlough time will be done for employees on both state and research funding.
Melanie Madden
01:37:32
Can the question be put to APAC vote to poll all University Staff?
leslielangbert
01:38:00
Agreed!
Jeff G. (jsg1)
01:38:12
A meeting involving RUBO members discussed the furlough plan for Research effort earlier today @ 230pm. Paul Sandoval will be discussing this again with CABO members later this week.
Christina Partica
01:38:41
It seems that it is important for all staff members to have a voice in this situation. There are many staff members who do not attend meetings such as this and they may not realize that there is a way to make their voices heard. A staff-wide vote would speak loudly to the administration.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:38:48
yes, if we need to pass a vote to have a vote like general faculty, then ok.
jillhewins
01:38:51
Can you just model the question off of the one that sent out to faculty? It was very clear and very easy
Ricky Salazar
01:38:56
CAJUA also recorded a presentation where the UA budget was “audited” or evaluated. Perhaps that should be shared with staff too.
Terry Mullin
01:39:07
Good to know. I am supposed to by my department's source of information and I have nothing to really tell people.
Mayela Trevino
01:39:21
Agree, model the same question and allow all University Staff to vote.
Ethan S Bull
01:39:22
Yes, we need to share the CAJUA financial presentation. I agree.
Lee Ann M Hamilton
01:39:40
What are CABO, CAJUA, and RUBO?
Kimberly A Chapman
01:39:48
My understanding is that Lisa Rulney will be responding to the Bunsis (consultant) presentation at SPBAC.
AndreaHernandezHolm
01:39:54
cajua.weebly.com The financial analysis is also on the website
Jeff G. (jsg1)
01:40:08
Hey Terry- You can always reach out to Paul Sandoval about employees involved in STATE and RESEARCH funding for FY21.
AndreaHernandezHolm
01:40:09
Coalition for Academic Justice at the University of Arizona (CAJUA)
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:40:12
I can get the questions
haltman
01:40:13
Gary Rhodes also put forward an excellent summary of the most cogent points from Bunsis' presentation.
jillhewins
01:40:26
I am also a member - but I did see the question and we can easily get that to the group
Ethan S Bull
01:40:26
Who are voting members of this body?
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:40:37
university staff, no? APAC and CSC?
Ethan S Bull
01:41:02
So all staff members are able to vote on an APAC proposal?
Terry Mullin
01:41:16
Will do. SPS was planning to have a large informational meeting for those of us involved. It now makes sense why they have been unable to do so if the discussions are still ongoing. Thanks.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:41:28
yes that’s what the vote was. an initial vote to bring the question to general faculty then a vote to postpone the current furlough
Carrie Hale
01:41:32
Howard Bunsis’ presentation: https://tinyurl.com/HowardCAJUA
Jeff G. (jsg1)
01:41:32
No worries Terry.
leslielangbert
01:41:33
To engage more involvement from staff, faculty and grad students on a furlough plan
Mayela Trevino
01:41:34
Calling for a General Assembly on June 25, 2020 from 2-3 to discuss and vote on delaying implementation of the furlough/salary-based furlough/and pay-cut plans set to start on July 1, 2020 until September 2020 to allow time for study, revision, clarity, and communication to employee stakeholders. General Assembly Meeting is open to: Members of the General Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students. Only members of the general faculty will be able vote during the meeting.”
Rosie Johnson
01:41:35
I think having the momentum from a staff vote on the postponement issue would be good to have before the next FS meeting
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:41:45
per the university changes we are all university staff now
Christina Partica
01:41:47
https://twitter.com/CAJUArizona They have the questions and related graphs on their twitter account
Carrie Hale
01:41:49
The PDF: https://tinyurl.com/UAanalysis
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:41:51
unless classified staff opted out
Sara Knepper
01:42:00
LeAnn, CABO = Council of Academic Business Officers; RUBO = Responsibility Unit Business Officer group (work with budgets)
Lee Ann M Hamilton
01:42:26
Thank you, Sara.
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:43:42
thank you!!
Kimberly A Chapman
01:43:59
The next Faculty Senate meeting is this coming Monday.
Sarah Ann Gzemski
01:45:10
Thank you for working to include our voices!
Ethan S Bull
01:46:08
Agreed. Thank you for putting the time and energy into getting out voices heard on this.
Ethan S Bull
01:46:21
*our
Amy Roberts
01:46:24
Cajun.weebly.com
Jose Munoz (He, Him, His)
01:46:36
As staff members we need to amplify our voices and need to be part of the conversation.
Scott Koenig
01:46:40
Will the link to the recording be posted on the website?
Amy Roberts
01:46:50
Anyone interested can become involved. We have a staff action group as part of Cjaua
Danielle Barefoot (she/her)
01:47:58
thank you!
Jeff G. (jsg1)
01:49:14
I have a bike permit for $35/year.
Christina Partica
01:49:15
Debby Shively communicated that they will be changing the parking permit pricing structure for those working remotely
Amy Roberts
01:49:43
If anyone is interested in being involved with Cajua you can email cajua@protonmail.com
Kimberly A Chapman
01:50:11
Thank you!
Marcel A Villalobos
01:50:16
Thank you!
Corrie Brinley
01:50:19
Great meeting! Thank you
leslielangbert
01:50:19
Thanks Jennifer!
Kristin Waller
01:50:20
Thank you, Jennifer!
Alison Rutter Barrett
01:50:26
Thank you!
Kimberly Rogan
01:50:48
Bye!!
Amy Roberts
02:01:49
University emails are not private
Shana M McClelland
02:04:22
They aren't, but there also shouldn't be fear associated with discussing this over an "open" channel. That's a bad atmosphere to work in.