From: Academic Personnel <acadpers@uci.edu>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2:39 PM
To: Department Chairs
Subject: Program Compliance Guidelines

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Program Compliance Guidelines

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

As the University continues to carefully and systematically bring employees back to campus, the health and well-being of the campus community remains our primary concern. We all play a critical role in this process, and it is vital that all academic appointees who work on-site take precautionary measures to help keep themselves and others well.

The University issued an Executive Directive on June 10, 2020, regarding Face Coverings. The University issued another Executive Directive regarding the Daily Symptom Check process on August 24, 2020. As you continue to plan for the upcoming Fall quarter, we ask that you share these and other campus safety requirements with all of the academic appointees, including faculty and emeriti faculty, in your department.  

The purpose of the Executive Directives, as well as other elements of our plans for resuming in-person operations (Research Ramp-Up Guidelines, approved Phase 2 Research plans, approved Unit return to campus plans), are to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our community. They put in place the standards and expectations for safe practices and leverage the power we each have to help keep ourselves and our colleagues safe. Program expectations for compliance are posted here https://ap.uci.edu/programcomplianceguidelines/. Demonstrated patterns of non-compliance or acute non-compliance may result in suspension of approved research / unit plans, as well as elimination of access to research/unit spaces covered by the plan, until compliance is achieved. 

We look forward to partnering with you to accomplish these safety goals for all employees. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Vice Chancellor, Marianne Liu Beckett, at mbeckett@uci.edu or Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Bruce Morgan, at bruce.morgan@uci.edu.

Thank you for all you do and have done especially during this challenging time to ensure that our work continues. 

Sincerely,

Diane K. O’Dowd
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Pramod Khargonekar
Vice Chancellor for Research