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.

Summer 2021 Updates – July 2, 2021

Operational support continues on campus across all Business and Operations units. Each unit and department will develop return plans specific to their area to support University needs, including office and lab space planning. To support workplace transitions beginning in mid-July, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) has developed variety of resources, including the new Interim Flex Work Arrangements policy and supervisor training.

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 – July 1, 2021

For those who return to campus, please remember to continue following Pitt’s health rules. The health rules will continue to evolve in the coming weeks and months. As stated in new guidelines effective June 7, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear face coverings inside University buildings. Vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a face covering when outdoors on campus, and physical distancing is no longer required. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout campus, and we strongly recommend getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others. You can also share your vaccination status with Pitt for a chance to win a prize. Interior and exterior signage is also in place across campus to provide health and safety reminders.

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.