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SSW Return to Rutgers Plan

Operational Plan Development for Critical/Essential Onsite Work and Eventual Re-opening of SSW Locations

TOP PRIORITIES                                                                                                                                    

  1. Health and safety of all community members: students, faculty, staff, etc. (adhering to CDC and other established guidelines for workplace and learning environments).
  2. Providing a safe space whether onsite or virtually.
  3. Ensuring delivery of instruction, research, service and research/service agreements.
  4. Until further notice, only critical work functions are allowed or required in our dedicated spaces.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES                                                                                                                                    

  1. Necessity to socially distance all individuals will be enforced.
  2. Flexibility is encouraged with regard to employee personal situation consistent with any effective policies relevant to employment at Rutgers.
  3. Individual adaptability to current environment and adherence to safety protocols is expected.
  4. Intentionality of activity will be delivered whether in person or by virtual means.
  5. Collective understanding that all are operating under the same or different stressors will be considered, whether professionally or personally.
  6. Transformational implementation of varied process, protocol and program delivery will be explored, and where appropriate, implemented.
  7. Communication that offers guidance and instills confidence in the integrity and intention to preserve the safety and health of the SSW community.
  8. Administrative decisions are rooted in science.

WORK GROUP                                                                                                                                    

Members are meeting bi-weekly, reviewing various guidance provided by the University (EOC) and Chancellor units, that of the CDC and SNJ, and from community members to develop a plan for the eventual re-opening of our various spaces. Members represent offices throughout our locations:

School Wide Representatives:

  • Sheila Borges Rajguru, “return to research”
  • Karin Crimmins, SSW Facilities/Events Coordinator
  • Sharon Fortin, Associate Dean and work group lead
  • Robert Hicks, SSW Building Coordinator
  • N. Andrew Peterson, “return to research” and 390 George Street
  • Tibor Purger, Information Technology

Camden and Newark Representatives:

  • Natalie Moore-Bembry, Camden
  • Charles Chear, Newark

New Brunswick Representatives:

  • Marian Diksies, 120 Albany Street, Floor 1
  • Theresa McCutcheon, 120 Albany Street, Floor 5 (and other IFF locations in Cherry Hill, Parsippany, and Princeton)
  • Samantha Michaele, 120 Albany, Floor 2
  • Lenna Nepomnyaschy, 390 George Street, Floor 8
  • Kristen Powell, 390 George Street, Floor 5
  • Jackie Stanmyre, 120 Albany Street, Floor 3
  • Jennifer Waddell, 123 Church Street



PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO GAIN ENTRY:                                                                                                                                    

Faculty/Staff Forums: September 2 & 3, 2020

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