University Policies & Procedures

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY COVID-19 resources

HUMAN RESOURCES – HR has launched a new Coronavirus Resources for Employees webpage to provide an overview of resources for staff and faculty, including medical and well-being, financial, spiritual and religious, and work continuity. A secondary page, Healthcare Plans & Well-Being Resources Updates During COVID-19 includes benefits and healthcare plan changes as a result of coronavirus.

COVID-19 SICK DAYS - Effective immediately, we are providing benefits-eligible staff with new COVID-19 Days that are separate and distinct from those on which staff may be working from home and for which no leave time is needed. COVID-19 Days are intended to assist employees who are unable to work, either on campus or remotely, because of hardships related to the coronavirus. These could range from the health effects of COVID-19 itself to indirect consequences, such as childcare issues caused by school closings. The University is updating its policies to allow individuals to charge coronavirus-related absences to COVID-19 Days immediately, rather than first exhausting their sick, personal, and vacation days. Regular paid time off policies will only apply if and when all 14 COVID-19 Days are exhausted.  Codes will be available during the week March 23, 2020 in Absence Management and time off can be retroactively adjusted to March 9, 2020. The reporting code – COVID-19 Sick Leave - has been added to Time and Absence Management.  For timesheet employees, please use the Absence button to report these days.  This will populate the reporting code on your timesheet. For monthly employees, please pick this as an absence type when you report your absence. Please remember to discuss the use of these days with your supervisor/manager before using them.

OFFICE OF FINANCE AND TREASURY - The Office of Finance and Treasury remains fully operational during this period and committed to supporting campus needs during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. While they are observing Human Resource’s guidance regarding remote work, they continue to provide service to University departments either on location or remotely. Per the University’s guidelines to limit in-person contact, their Financial Service Center location on the seventh floor of New South will not be staffed. The staff are working remotely and can be reached by emailing finance@princeton.edu or calling 609-258-3080. Additionally, to keep campus as up to date as possible, they have created COVID-19: Business Operations, also accessible from the Office of Finance and Treasury homepage. The site will be updated as new information becomes available, so check back often.

TRAVELUPDATE: Beginning August 23, all domestic travel for faculty, staff and students may resume with no restrictions, subject to local public health rules. Undergraduate international travel remains suspended. Faculty, researchers, staff and graduate students may travel to international destinations, with varying requirements depending on U.S. State Department advisories. Graduate students will not be allowed to travel to countries with a U.S. State Department Level 4 ("Do Not Travel") warning.