The University of Hawaiʻi informed its unions this week of plans to reopen the 10 campuses and welcome the return of its employees.
With the state emerging from pandemic restrictions and services reopening across the islands, UH administration officials announced a series of tentative dates as part of the return to normal operations.
- June 1, 2021: Reopen campuses to the public and remove closure signage
- July 6, 2021: Resumption of full, in-person services at all offices and buildings for normal business hours
- August 3, 2021: All employees return to work settings; telework policy to be rescinded
UH issued a temporary COVID-19 Voluntary Telework policy on September 1, 2020, allowing employees to perform suitable job functions remotely, if they were able to be as productive as they were in the workplace. This policy will be rescinded as current COVID-19 conditions no longer warrant the need for employees to work from home.
UH has requested feedback from the unions to be presented by May 28, 2021.
At this time, supervisors should begin making plans for employees to return and services to resume for in-person operations. Details will be provided as they become finalized.