Daily Digest – April 1, 2020

Please view updates related to the following categories. You can also view the updates on the COVID-19 page.


Childcare Survey Reminder

Recently UA Little Rock sent you an email requesting participation in a survey concerning the need for childcare at UA Little Rock. If you have participated, we thank you. If not, please consider doing so. The information and link is below.

In order to document need, we are asking everyone, faculty, staff, and students, to respond to the survey regardless of current childcare status. The only requirement is that you are 18 years of age or older. Your participation in the survey will serve as your consent. Your participation survey is voluntary, and you are free to decide not to participate. If you begin the survey you can stop anytime and return to it for completion. However, should you not complete the survey, any data collected up to that point will be retained. No identifiable information will be collected on this survey. The information collected in the survey will be reported to you UA Little Rock, and to professional conferences, and journals. After the end of the study the data will be stored for three years in a password-protected file.

By participating in the study, you may provide valuable information to the UA Little Rock community that can be useful for documenting the need for on-campus childcare services. There are no known risks of participating in the survey beyond those of everyday life. The survey has been reviewed and approved by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB has determined that this assessment meets the ethical obligations required by federal law and university policies. If you have questions or concerns regarding the administration of this survey, please contact Dr. Derek Slagle at drslagle@ualr.edu. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the research compliance officer at 501-569-8657 or irb@ualr.edu.


COVID-19 Update Regarding Paid Leave For Employees

UA Little Rock is open for business and is conducting many services online. Employees who are able to work from home have been encouraged to continue working; however, some employees who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may not be able to work for a number of reasons.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) becomes effective today, April 1, 2020. Under the FFCRA all UA Little Rock employees who meet eligibility requirements may apply for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave. Additionally, UA Little Rock employees who have been employed with the university for 30 days or more may be eligible for expanded Family Medical Leave under the Act.

Attached at the bottom of the Daily Digest is an Employee Rights poster and a Q&A document provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. These documents outline the benefits extended to employees under the FFCRA. The Department of Human Resources is available to assist employees who wish to apply for COVID-19 related sick leave or Family Medical Leave. To access UA Little Rock’s FFCRA leave request form and for additional information related to the FFCRA, please visit: https://ualr.edu/humanresources/covid-19-paid-leave/

Payroll COVID-19 Update

To align with the university’s plan, policy and prevention efforts during this pandemic, the UA Little Rock Payroll Office will move to working remotely effective April 1. Below is some guidance as it relates to payroll documents, leave, and other payroll procedures.

W-2 Forms
Active employees can access their W-2 forms through BOSS self-service. Inactive employees can contact the payroll team at payroll@ualr.edu or 501-916-5749.

Leave Reports and Timesheets
All time and leave must be entered and approved in TimeClock Plus (TCP) for the previous workweek (M-Sun) every Monday by 9 a.m. Additionally, all missed punches and conflicting segments (orange highlighted segments) must be corrected.

In addition, all late paper timesheets/leave reports that cannot be manually entered in TimeClock Plus and all adjusted timesheets/leave reports, must be properly completed, signed, and emailed to payroll@ualr.edu or faxed to 501-916-3263 for processing.

Verification of Earnings (VOE)
All VOEs can be faxed to 501-916-3263 or emailed to payroll@ualr.edu for processing. Please note that it may be a short delay in the return of these forms, but we will process them as soon as possible.

Direct Deposit Forms
Direct deposit forms must be submitted in person to the Payroll Office every Tuesday between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please bring a picture ID.

Finally, please direct all payroll questions and concerns to payroll@ualr.edu and a member of our payroll team will assist you.


The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) will provide virtual services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Roberts Library Building where the CAHC and Research Room is housed is closed. All e-resources will be available 24/7 at our catalog.

If you need assistance accessing archival resources, reach out via the Ask Us service.



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The Office of Communications and Marketing must approve all UA Little Rock messaging regarding COVID-19. This includes announcements to employees, students, or the community. If you have an announcement to be included in the COVID-19 daily digest, the announcement should have vice chancellor approval and should be sent to Jeff Harmon at jwharmon@ualr.edu by 1 p.m. each day. If you have questions about what constitutes an appropriate announcement, please work with a member of the communications team.

At this time, please refrain from posting event modifications or office closings to university listservs without the appropriate vice chancellor approval.

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