Personal Travel

Applicable Employee Classes:

Reviewed Date:

Approved by:

All Florida Tech Employees

October 2020

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President

Employee safety and well-being remains a top priority for Florida Tech. Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in all states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Travel increases the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.

We expect employees to use good judgment when making plans for personal travel. The CDC has provided guidance for individuals to protect themselves and others during travel. If you are planning international personal travel, you will be required to report your travel plans, in advance, to Human Resources as a temporary precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employees who travel international maybe required to stay at home for an additional 14 calendar days upon return from their travel, as a safety precaution. Employees who are required to stay home for this 14-day period, and who are able to perform their duties remote, as determined by their immediate supervisor, will be allowed to work remotely upon submitting a Telecommuting Agreement. Employees who are unable to work remote will be required to use vacation or other available forms of paid time off during this period; once paid time off is exhausted, the time will be unpaid.Personal travel is not covered by University liability insurance coverages.

While these procedures are more restrictive than normal, we feel obligated to take this step to help keep employees safe. If Florida Tech learns an employee traveled international and did not communicate to Human Resources, this could be grounds for corrective action, up to and including termination from employment.

University sponsored international travel remains limited and requires advance approval from the Executive Vice President and Provost as well as the Office of the President.

We ask that everyone remain committed to protective measures that include social distancing, facial coverings and follow CDC recommendations for hand washing.

This policy will be in effect until further notice; it is subject to be reevaluated and may be extended or otherwise amended.