Workplace Expectations

All RISD Employees who return to work on campus are expected to 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. RISD employees are expected to familiarize themselves with this information and the updated guidance provided by the U.S. 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.


Remote and On-campus Work

Generally, faculty and staff should continue remote work arrangements unless otherwise required by their essential job duties and until further notice by their supervisors. Remote RISD employees should continue to follow remote work policies. Some positions will be designated as on-campus, and RISD has established new, interim procedures in response to COVID-19.


Education and Training

In order to maintain the health and safety of the RISD community, all community members are expected to participate in educational and training programs. In support of this, RISD will provide information and training to ensure that all public health protocols are available, shared, and understood. 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. Learn more.


Human Resources Support

RISD Human Resources will work with employees and managers around effective remote work arrangements, including guidance and resources related to policies, procedures and best practices. 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. 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.

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