COVID-19 Information - University of Houston
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FAQ for Employees and Student Workers

  • Will the university allow employees to work from home?

    Employees may work from home to the extent you are able to perform your functions remotely and with supervisor approval.
  • What do I need to do to be approved to work from home?

    Approval of a flexible workplace arrangement will be considered by the employee’s immediate supervisor and next level leader on a case-by-case basis. The immediate supervisor and/or next level leader can discontinue the employee’s participation in the flexible workplace initiative at any time. In order for the employee to temporarily work remotely, the following form needs to be completed between the employee and supervisor.

    COVID-19 Telecommuting Form >>

  • If approved to work from home, how do I report my time?

    Monthly employees who are approved to work from home do not have to report any time.  Bi-weekly employees will need to continue to clock in and out.  If you are a TCD user, you will have access to clock in and out via the web clock. Please click on link for instructions.

    TRAM Employee Guide >>

  • Should student workers who are non-work-study come to campus or can they work remotely?

    The University of Houston is open.  Student workers who are non-work-study should contact their direct supervisors if there is a question if they should report to work on campus.  The supervisor would be the person to determine if a remote work location is an option.
  • What is the status of student workers who are work-study? Can they work remotely?

    The University of Houston is open. Work-study students should contact their direct supervisors if there is a question if they should report to work on campus. The supervisor would be the person to determine if a remote work location is an option. The supervisor will need to contact the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to obtain approval before a final decision is made to work off site. 

    This form is required for UH faculty and staff supervisors to request approval for a work-study student to work remotely.

  • I am anxious about COVID-19 Coronavirus. What resources are available for me?

    During these trying times, it can be difficult to manage life and work challenges.  For this reason, and to give you peace of mind, we want to make you aware of employee benefits that can help you and your dependents. See our Link:

    Human Resources Benefit Services Communication 3/11/2020 >>

  • I've received emails related to COVID-19, and I'm not sure if they are legitimate. What should I do?

    The Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory warning of scams involving COVID-19, and the UH System Information Security Office is already seeing phishing messages being received by faculty, staff and students. If you receive a suspicious phishing email to your UH email account, notify security@uh.edu, and be aware of the following:

    • Cyber actors may send emails to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.
    • Exercise caution in handling such emails— avoid clicking on links and downloading attachments.
    • Be wary of social media pleas, texts or calls related to COVID-19.
    • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.