Stephen F. Austin State University

Human Resources

Telecommuting - NEW

In conjunction with the revision to Policy 11.27 Telecommuting Arrangements for Staff Employees in July 2020, the Staff Telecommuting Request and Agreement Form is moving from a paper form to an electronic document accessible in mySFA under the Employee tab in the Employee Info section.

This new process allows for:

Review the manager's telecommuting guide we have developed if you have staff reporting to you. Faculty will continue to coordinate requests to telecommute with their department chair/dean per Guidelines for Faculty, Updated for Fall 2020 document dated September 3, 2020. (Faculty with staff reporting to them will be able to approve and submit forms on behalf of their staff.)

Note: Staff needing to work remotely for 5 consecutive days or less may get verbal or written approval from their supervisor to do so without having to complete the telecommuting request.

This is a positive step in our process automation efforts and we want to thank Rich Barnhart in ITS for partnering with the Human Resources team. We see this process as a model for automating other manually routed forms going forward.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for Employees

The FY2021 employee mandatory furlough day schedule and frequently asked questions can be found here.

We have a dedicated resource for employees! Go to the COVID-19 Info webpage, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on 'Employee COVID-19 Resources' (you will open the login page for mySFA). Once you login, you can see details on COVID-19 test reporting FAQs, the COVID-19 Operations Group, face coverings, work options, leave options and signage.

What types of paid leave are provided for employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)? See the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Questions and Answers.

To answer questions on how to record your work time, leave time, and what type of paid leave applies to your situation, use the COVID-19 Time Record Flowchart.

If you are telecommuting and/or reporting hours taken for emergency paid sick leave and/or emergency family medical leave, track your time with the Staff Employee COVID-19 Manual Time Record. Submit this form to your supervisor at the end of each pay period.

Forms for requesting leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):

Emergency Paid Sick Leave (COVID-19) Request Form

Emergency Family and Medical Leave (COVID-19) Request Form (Care for a Child Only)

Emergency Family and Medical Leave (COVID-19) School/Childcare Provider Certification Form

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Presidential Approval to Fill/Restructure Positions - NEW

The Request to Post and Refill a Vacant Position form was developed to facilitate a thorough and streamlined process for approving position replacement from the department head level to Budget and VP/division head, to Human Resources, and on to the President. Department heads or their designees should complete the staff or faculty form to request a replacement for any of the following reasons:

NOTE: Grant-funded positions are excluded from this process.

Request to Post and Refill a Vacant Position (Staff)

Request to Post and Refill a Vacant Position (Faculty)

Completing the Form

NOTE: Department heads who report to the president (Athletics, Enrollment Management, ITS, and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) should complete the division head approval section as well prior to sending the form to the Budget Office. The president's decision will be communicated by and acted upon by Human Resources and the department involved.

Form Routing

If you have questions regarding this process, please reach out to Human Resources at hrcompensation@sfasu.edu or by phone at extension 2304.

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