Dear Colleagues,

Many of our staff who directly support the administration of research and sponsored programs at the Office for Research are directly impacted by the current Shared Work Furlough Program over the next 10 weeks.
 
Open communication, collaboration and effective planning will be extremely important during this period to ensure that we do not risk any funding or relationships with our sponsors. We ask that all administrators work together to plan ahead for the forthcoming weeks to allow us to anticipate work, deadlines, and any potential delays in service – escalating any major concerns to senior management and sponsors when deemed necessary.
 
Your continued support and cooperation are most appreciated.
 
Sincerely,

Dr. José M. Román 
Vice President of Research Administration