Message from Human Resources

Message from Human Resources

Auburn University extending operational modifications through June 30

Auburn University leaders continue to follow state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 and recommendations to protect the health and safety of our community.

After careful evaluation, all operational modifications previously assigned a tentative May 9 end date have been extended through June 30, 2020.

Current employees will be paid through May 9 at their regular rate of pay, even if they are unable to perform their normal job responsibilities.  Beginning on May 10:

  • All Auburn employees who have been approved to perform their job responsibilities from a remote location should continue to do so through June 30.

  • Employees who cannot perform their job duties from home and who have not been reporting to campus should work with their chain of command prior to May 9 to determine when and under what guidelines they report back to campus.

  • Employees who cannot perform their job duties due to a COVID-19 related issue (including, but not limited to childcare, personal symptoms, etc.) should consult the attached leave guidelines.

  • All non-COVID-19 related leave requests (annual or sick) will be handled in accordance with standard University policy, including requiring supervisor approval.

Supervisors with questions about the new guidelines may participate in an online session with Human Resources representatives. An announcement with information on a Zoom call will be sent later this week.

Remote delivery of instruction will continue through Summer 2020 Sessions 1 and 2. A decision regarding course delivery for Session 3 (remotely or on-campus) will be made by June 1, 2020. 

All university events are canceled through June 30.

The university medical clinic remains open. Those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should not come to work and should immediately call the Auburn Medical Clinic at 334-844-9825 before visiting the clinic. Employees are expected to communicate with supervisors and seek approval of any absences during which they will not be available for work.

This alternate operations model is currently intended to be in place through June 30. The university will communicate any necessary modifications as circumstances change. Please monitor the university’s COVID-19 site for the latest information and to sign up for daily email updates.

If you have additional questions about this communication, please visit this website that was created by Human Resources, or email

Last updated: 04/27/2020