Workplace Expectations

All RISD employees who return to work on campus are expected to:

  1. Follow the policies and procedures established by RISD to promote the safety and wellbeing of the RISD campus community. RISD will publish these policies and procedures online and will post information in relevant locations as it becomes available.
  2. Familiarize themselves with RISD policies and procedures and the updated guidance provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the State of Rhode Island (RI) including the RI Department of Health (RIDOH). RISD will post guidance from these organizations to inform employees of recent updates.

Employees who fail to observe COVID-19 workplace expectations, policies, and requirements as detailed throughout this site, in college communications, and in RISD’s required COVID-19 trainings may be subject to progressive, corrective HR employment processes in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.

Remote and On-campus Work

Faculty and staff should continue remote work arrangements unless otherwise required by their essential job duties and until further notice by their supervisors. Employees who are not currently working remotely but have arranged with their supervisor to do so should fill out the required Remote Work Arrangement Request Form in Workday. Human Resources will work with employees and managers around effective remote work arrangements, including guidance and resources related to policies, procedures and best practices. Some positions will be designated as on-campus, and RISD has established new procedures in response to COVID-19, as documented throughout this website.

remote work policies

Education and Training

Employees are required to undergo virtual public health training, which will be available in August. The education plan will be an ongoing effort, providing the RISD community with up-to-date and reliable information with an emphasis on campus community health.

Public Health Training.

Employee Recognition

As we continue to navigate through unprecedented times resulting from the current global COVID-10 pandemic, it is clear that the members of our community are taking extraordinary measures to help assist students, faculty, and staff through unexpected transitions; to continue operations; and to maintain a safe and healthy RISD. Individuals across our institution have been working around the clock to ensure that we are successful in this endeavor, and we are so proud to work within a community that has come together in such meaningful ways.

We want to know about these individuals who are going above and beyond– faculty, staff, students, or anyone within our community who has made a difference at this time.

Please tell us about someone who has helped you or others in a positive way during this crisis by clicking here

Human Resources Support

RISD Human Resources will work with employees and managers related to ongoing compliance with the College’s documented policies and procedures for their safe return to work.

COVID-19 Resources for Employees