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Faculty And Staff

It is the University's priority to ensure our faculty and staff are safe, healthy, and able to do their jobs to the best of their ability during our time of remote operations. Explore the following resources for important information and updates.

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Human Resources

Remote operations

At the beginning of the month, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf extended the commonwealth’s stay-at-home order through Thursday, April 30. La Salle University, in compliance with this order and to ensure the safety of the University community, extended remote operations through that same date. La Salle University continues to follow guidance from officials at the city, state, and federal levels. Employees should continue to make all necessary plans to accommodate personal and family obligations, as needed.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP provides all La Salle employees with expert support to help manage stress and anxiety, 24/7, by calling 1-800-1446 or visiting www.unum.com/lifebalance. La Salle’s telemedicine service, Doctor on Demand, provides mental health services in addition to medical care. (Available for free to employees insured through La Salle, and for a fee for those who are not.)

Benefits

Nutrition sessions will continue virtually and additional sessions have been added for those who are looking for direction on wellness while they are working from home. In addition to the regular La Salle employee discount, Verizon Fios is now offering an extra discount to new and existing customers and other no cost resources. Also, for those enrolled in La Salle University’s dental plan, United Concordia covers teledentistry appointments.

Health and wellness

Based on CDC guidance, faculty and staff should report to HR as soon as possible via hr@lasalle.edu if they are: (1) Required to self-monitor because they may have been exposed to COVID-19; or (2) Required to self-monitor because they or someone for whom they are caring has tested positive for COVID-19.

Payroll

For staff and faculty who have Philadelphia Non-Resident Tax status, an option exists to temporarily stop your Philadelphia city wage tax until campus operations return. Consult an April 3 email for instructions.

Compass Card

Download an Electronic Compass Card to recognize exceptional work by your colleagues.

 

Information Technology

Working remotely. There are plenty of available tools for employees working from home. These include Canvas and Zoom, which can be accessed through the Tools tab of the mylasalle Portal. For added ease, you can even download free mobile apps for Zoom, Microsoft Office 365, and La Salle University in the Apple and Android app stores. 

Secure your Zoom meeting. Nationally, virtual meetings are being “Zoombombed” by unexpected (and uninvited) guests. You can password-protect your meeting and make sure only the host can share a screen, both of which are now default settings for all new La Salle Zoom meetings. There are several other ways to protect your meeting: create a unique ID for the meeting, or create a waiting room that allows only the host to permit a user entry into the meeting. The Zoom Security Guide, in the mylasalle Portal, has more information.