MONDAY, 16 MARCH 2020
PROGRESSIVE TEMPORARY LOCKDOWN OF UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (17 MARCH 2020 - 5 APRIL 2020)
In view of the outbreak of Covid-19 which is now a major concern of the whole world as well as the country, the USM authorities have taken the initiative to execute a temporary lockdown of ALL CAMPUSES for 3 weeks in stages, beginning Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - Sunday, 5 April 2020.
1. STAFF TO WORK FROM HOME
All staff at all Schools and Academic/Research Centres will be required to work from homebeginning from 17/3/2020 - 22/3/2020 (First Phase). This would involve all PTJs except those PTJs which are central agencies, providing major services to the university. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that communication channels remain open with every PTJ, Department Heads are requested to appoint a minimum of two (2) administrative staff to be present at the office throughout the official working hours until the end of the lockdown period. The working hours for all staff who are working from home would be from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and the staff needs to be ready and available whenever contacted by the Supervisor/Dean/Head of Department during the period. Further information on the guidelines for the implementation of ‘Work From Home’ would be released by the Registrar Department.