Update from Susan Jacobs about New Remote Work Requirements

Update from Susan Jacobs about New Remote Work Requirements

Published December 7, 2020

Dear Shipbuilders,

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance about COVID-19 continues to evolve as more is understood about the virus. This information informs changes to our processes and procedures to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our employees safe.

Recent surges in positive COVID-19 cases across the country and here at home have resulted in new CDC guidance that critical infrastructure employers minimize the number of employees working onsite. As a result and effective immediately, employees who are currently working from home must continue to work remotely. This requirement will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Employees who are not currently working from home but who believe they can do so must work with their management teams to evaluate remote options. Management teams will work with part-time remote workers to evaluate full-time remote options. Employees who have not done so are reminded to complete their flexible work arrangement forms in MyHR, and please work with your supervisors to coordinate any IT needs you may have.

Remote employees who need to report to work for a specific job assignment must first receive management (manager 3 level or above) approval. All meetings involving employees who work from home must be held remotely unless supervisors deem onsite meetings absolutely necessary.

Despite the evolving nature of the virus, one thing has remained constant: social distancing, wearing masks and maintaining good personal hygiene helps to stop the spread of COVID-19. Minimizing our onsite workforce to the greatest extent possible provides another layer of protection to keep all of our employees and their families safe.

Susan Jacobs
Vice President
Human Resources and Administration