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UMS work and pay guidance, May 7

In conjunction with the University of Maine System operations updates posted For Employees and For Everyone on the Public Health Advisory page Tuesday, prior pay guidance requiring the use of 50% sick time and 50% vacation time is no longer in effect and is updated as follows: From May 17 through June 30, employees may use sick time for: Personal […]

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UMS forms Fall 2020 Safe Return Planning Committee

The University of Maine System Fall 2020 Safe Return Planning Committee is charged with assessing COVID-19 guidance and conditions, and developing appropriate actions and protocols that can be implemented to provide for a safe return to campus. More information is online.

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UMS-IT additional Zoom security updates, April 6

US:IT has been working closely with Zoom on recommendations to provide the most secure web conferencing environment possible.  Changes will be implemented to help secure your Zoom sessions against the practice of “Zoombombing,” such as password protection of online meeting rooms by default. They have provided instructions to prevent Zoombombing.

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UMS work and pay guidance, April 3

The University of Maine System has provided work and pay guidance intended to continue to provide opportunities for employee income and benefit stability while also ensuring that employees do not face involuntary layoff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic at least through June 30. Updates online include further guidance on working remotely.

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UMS-IT Zoom security update, April 2

With the increased need for remote instruction and telecommuting over the past weeks, Zoom has become an essential and indispensable tool for many of us — not just here in the University of Maine System, but worldwide. This increased attention has brought with it increased scrutiny and concern around the security and privacy practices of […]

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UMS launches ServingU website, April 1

The University of Maine System has launched a website designed to be a COVID-19 resource guide for learners of all ages, educators, Maine citizens and communities. It comes at a time when UMS facilities, supplies, services and people statewide are being deployed to aid in Maine’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The ServingU […]

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UMS news release on state, UMS coordinated response, March 24

The Mills Administration through Maine Emergency Management Agency has signed agreements with the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System to coordinate requests for assistance and the deployment of resources to assist in Maine’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. A news release is online.

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UMS employee leave update, March 20

Special Time Reporting Codes have been established for regular part-time and full-time hourly and salaried employees: Per the Chancellor’s message, employees are asked to continue to work remotely if possible or as part of our reduced on campus operations.  Special Time Reporting Codes have been established for regular part-time and full-time hourly and salaried employees beginning March 15 […]

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UMS update on room and board adjustments, rebates, March 17

The University of Maine System has announced room and board adjustments and rebates for residential students: In an effort to minimize financial impact on students and families, room and board adjustments for those students who have checked out with their Residence/Student Life Office will be posted to students’ accounts based on an effective date of March […]

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UMS Chancellor Malloy’s update, March 12

University of Maine Chancellor Dan Malloy provided an update on the statewide response of the state’s public universities to the global coronavirus pandemic. His full letter is online. Among the updates: Pass/Fail Option for Students: We are very conscious of supporting our students through the academic transition coming up. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 […]

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UMS update, including information specific to employees, campus events, March 9

The University of Maine System has posted the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The update includes information specific to UMS employees and campus events: UMS employee information UMS has flexible, nonpunitive leave policies for students and staff affected by COVID-19. Employees are encouraged to stay home when ill and to leave work if they become ill […]

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