LCCC Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Employee FAQ
The college will follow the direction of our state government, health department and local officials on how and when to bring employees, students and community members back to campus. We anticipate there will be a phased process of returning to normal operations taking into considering:
1. hygiene and occupational health actions;
2. social distancing/separation actions;
3. individual assessment/reporting actions.
Priority will be given to essential and critical operations. The first phase of this draft plan will focus on summer months and the summer academic semester, it is scheduled to be prepared by May 22. Further details will continue to be provided to campus.
To protect our students and employees as we continue to learn about Covid-19, LCCC has suspended the physical operations at all of our locations. We will be offering virtual services. For a full list of employees, please visit the employee directory.
Effective Monday, March 16, the following are in effect at LCCC:
- The Dental Clinic will be closed through May 15.
- The Children’s Discovery Center (CDC) will be closed through May 15.
- All events (including life enrichment and business trainings) on the LCCC Campus and locations will be postponed or cancelled through May 15.
- The Ludden Library and Learning Commons will be closed. Virtual services will be provided.
- The Recreation and Athletics Complex (RAC) will be closed through May 15.
- LCCC is suspending all upcoming campus tours until further notice.
Yes – the main campus in Cheyenne, the Albany County Campus, the WAFB Outreach Center, and the Eastern Laramie County Outreach Center will follow the same protocol as it relates to students, closures, access, and all other aspects related to the Covid-19 situation. LCCC campuses will operate in a virtual environment, through May 15.
No. Based on the most recent guidance from national, state, and local officials, and in an abundance of caution, we have decided to cease all physical operations on campus starting, Wednesday March 18. At that time, the following will be in effect for our employees.
- All employees will be directed to work from home.
- For certain critical functions, some employees will be allowed to come to campus. This must be approved by their cabinet representative, and they are expected to only stay on campus for as long as necessary to complete the critical function. They are also required to notify Campus Safety upon their arrival and departure. Campus access will only be allowed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The LCCC Human Resources office has provided detailed guidance on compensation and working remotely for part time employees, please view these resources on the HR Virtual Office.
Yes, LCCC is committed to supporting and working with our employees during this time.
- Full-time benefited employees will be compensated at their standard rate while working remotely. Full-time employees should submit vacation/sick/personal leave requests in TimeClock as normal.
- Classified (hourly) employees will be compensated for their regular work hours during this time. They will be expected to be available and responsive to work on requests from their supervisor as necessary and practical when working from home. Hourly employees should not punch into TimeClock, “closure pay” will be recorded by Payroll Technicians. For full-time employees this will be, 8 hours per day. Part-time employees please see below. All hourly employees should submit vacation/sick/personal leave through your supervisor.
- Part-Time employees (including Federal Work Study) may also be asked to continue with their current responsibilities, in whole, or in part, based on the direction of their supervisors. We will make sure that Part-Time employees will receive compensation that is an average of their four (4) previous pay periods, while employees are asked to work remotely.
- All employees should be ready and prepared to return to work at any time should the situation change and conditions allow.
If you need to self-quarantine, are diagnosed with Covid-19 or have a first-degree relation that is diagnosed with the virus, please notify your supervisor. If you are still able to work from home, you will not be required to take any leave. If you are not able to complete any work from home, you will be required to take sick leave, personal leave, or vacation leave. If taking leave as a result of the virus, please put Covid-19 in the leave request.
LCCC will help employees without leave who are directly impacted by Covid-19 (need to self-quarantine, are diagnosed with Covid-19 or have a first-degree relation that is diagnosed with the virus) and unable to work as defined in Procedure 6.6.1P. Contact HR for assistance accessing donated leave. Employees must use all current leave (sick, vacation, personal) and a maximum amount of donated leave per employee will be 10 working days.
Recently an LCCC employee received a call from someone impersonating a member of the LCCC HR team. Please be advised that this is happening and the HR team wants to keep your information safe. Do not give out any personal information over the phone. If you have concerns, receive a call or communication similar to this, contact HR Executive Director, Tammy Maas (tmaasFREELARAMIE) directly.
Please use the Care Team or talk with James Miller, Dean of Students directly to evaluate how we can assist these students during this time. There are emergency funds available to assist students through a review process.
We are very sorry to report that we are postponing our traditional 2020 Commencement activities.. We will be offering a video celebration for our 2020 Graduates. Students eligible for graduation will receive an email message with more information and details on how to submit a photo and information for us to include in the virtual celebration. LCCC’s virtual Commencement Celebration will be released on Social Media and to students on Wednesday, May 20. There are specific programs that will be working with their students on additional celebrations, students should connect with program directors for details on these celebrations.
LCCC Accounting Services will be refunding for unused meals, or working with Sodexo to carry these meals forward. Those impacted will be contacted when employees return to an on-campus working environment.
We will continue to follow the guidance of our state and local officials regarding when it is safe to have our employees return to the workplace, and we anticipate this guidance will also inform when it is safe for students to return to school or childcare centers. We remain in close communication with our school districts and will strive to minimize any impacts to our employees at LCCC with children in these facilities.
Wyoming residents can apply for unemployment by visiting the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services webpage to find all available resources and information.
If you are a resident of another state, you will need to contact your state’s Unemployment Insurance Division for assistance.
In a recent memorandum from Governor Gordon, he has indicated that state agencies should be prepared to review FY21 budgets due to the downturn in economic activity and consider a hiring freeze. While specifics have not been provided, LCCC will continue to evaluate necessary changes to our budget process and proposals. We are not asking for additional budget reductions to be made at this time, we have asked all areas to keep budgets flat and will continue with this request. Additionally, at this time we are not implementing a hiring freeze and will continue to complete our current searches. As new information is provided it will be shared with campus.