Employee Resources regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Read the latest updates and messages on coronavirus being shared with the AppState Community.

This page contains guidelines and FAQs regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Appalachian State University employees.  We will be updating this page on a regular basis as more information becomes available.


Search Committee Guidance

Effective immediately, and until further notice, we are suspending all on-campus interviews for search candidates.  During this time, all job searches will be conducted virtually via telephone and video interviews. Our Employment Office is available to help your search committees navigate this temporary change and we have assembled guidance for how to conduct successful virtual searches.

HR Cancellations and/or Adjustments to Procedures

  • Until further notice, we are suspending all in-person professional development programs offered through the Office of Human Resources.  During this time, we will continue to ensure that professional development opportunities are available for staff online.  Information about online programs can be found at: https://hr.appstate.edu/online-professional-development.
  • This year's Annual Performance Review period for SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty employees has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2020.  Under this extension, 2019-2020 reviews will be conducted in July and August. We will communicate new dates for self appraisals and 2020-2021 work plans at a later time.
  • Until further notice, our regular New Employee Orientation (NEO) program will be suspended and replaced with an alternate program in which critical information for new hires will be provided virtually.  During this time, in the absence of scheduled NEO, you may schedule any new hires to begin employment at the start of any workweek.  Please note that all new hires will have to report to the Office of Human Resources within three days of their start date to complete the I-9 employment verification process and to enroll in benefits.  Please watch for additional updates as we finalize the online programming.


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