Campus Updates

Business and Operations provides foundational support to the University, from facilities management and mobility to building access, with safety as our top priority. Additional operational resources are available to assist Pitt community members during the pandemic and beyond.

Fall 2021 Updates – September 2021

Operational support continues on campus across all Business and Operations units. Return plans and flexible work arrangements vary by department, and are specific to their area to support University needs, including office and lab space planning. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) has developed variety of resources, including the new Interim Flex Work Arrangements policy and supervisor training to support staff.

Please review the Office of Human Resources COVID-19 Resources for Faculty and Staff for updates. If you were unable to attend or would like to review the June 15 staff town hall, you can review a recording of the event on YouTube.

What to Expect on Campus – September 2021

Pitt's Healthcare Advisory Group has revised Standards and Guidelines for on-campus operations and is longer using Operational Postures and Area Activity plans.

For those returning to campus at any time, please remember to continue following Pitt’s health rules. The health rules will continue to evolve in the coming weeks and months. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear face coverings inside campus buildings. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, or those who are immunocompromised, should continue wearing face coverings outdoors when they are unable to maintain physical distancing. 

Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout campus, and we strongly recommend getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others. The University requires every student, faculty and staff member to comply with certain virus mitigation measures, including regular COVID-19 testing, unless they provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. University community members will be assumed to be unvaccinated unless proof is provided. 

Office of Business and Auxiliary Services

Learn more about available resources from the Office of Business and Auxiliary Services, including Mobility, Conference and Event Services and University stores. 

Office of Facilities Management

The Office of Facilities Management continues to maintain stringent cleaning protocols and HVAC systems on campus.

Office of Human Resources

Updates and resources for faculty and staff, as well as childcare resources and COVID-19 standards and guidelines are available from the Office of Human Resources. 

Office of Planning, Design and Real Estate

The Office of Planning, Design and Real Estate can assist with adapting spaces to accommodate physical distancing and hybrid work area layouts, tailored by unit, across campus. 

Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Review updated building access procedures to enter campus facilities, in addition to continued Pandemic Safety Network support, working together to keep the Pitt community safe.

Office of Sustainability

No matter where you're working, learn more about sustainable choices ranging from your home office set-up to your commute to campus.