The Post-Pandemic Remobilization Operations Task Force (PPRO) is developing plans, policies, and resources for working at Pratt. 

Information is available here and will be continuously updated for faculty and staff support, procedures, and services, revised hiring and remote working policies, budget and finance information, and the use of work and service spaces at Pratt.

Remote Work

An updated interim remote work policy will be announced in May 2021 to allow supervisors and staff members to create schedules conducive to their team’s work and responsibilities, while remaining flexible and protecting the safety of our community members.

one.Pratt.edu provides you with personalized dynamic information, quick access to software, hundreds of knowledge articles, online print submissions, and discussions on many topics. It also includes guidance for remote work including forwarding your phone, setting up your VPN remote access, and using Slack for communication.

COVID-19 Vaccination Time Off Policy

New York State legislation enables faculty and staff to use paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Faculty and staff would be allowed up to four hours of excused leave per injection that would not be charged against any other leave. Policy details and the process to upload your vaccination documents can be found here.

Returning to Campus

All faculty and staff must follow the steps outlined in the Campus Access Checklist before returning to work.

 

Starting Tuesday, May 25, campus access will reset and all students, faculty, and staff will be required to submit a COVID-19 vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test result prior to entering campus. View the campus access page for additional details on summer requirements. 

In the fall semester, Pratt Institute will require all students, faculty, and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated. View the vaccination page for detailed information and FAQs.

Reserving Private Offices or Workstations

Space is available for faculty and staff who desire a temporary work location or private space when on the Brooklyn and Pratt Manhattan campuses. These spaces are available for reservation through OnePratt and 25Live.

Emotional Support Resources for Faculty and Staff

Feeling anxious or worried? Find available resources from HR.

Join other staff members in Mindful Pratt as they share meditation, mindfulness, and breathing practices. Sessions are offered weekdays during the semester for both the Pratt Community and public. All practices are drop-in.

Reporting COVID-19 Concerns

Faculty and staff members who feel ill should contact their medical provider. (Read “Could My Symptoms Be Covid-19?”) If they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are exposed to someone who has been diagnosed, they should follow the directions of their medical provider and their local departments of health. After they have taken these steps first, they should inform their supervisor and Human Resources that they are feeling ill and are unable to continue to work from home. Human Resources will assist in determining the appropriate leave for each employee’s situation. Faculty and staff should contact the Pratt Benefits team to assist with this process at benefits@pratt.edu and include their best contact information. Human Resources will then inform their department of the status of the faculty or staff member as appropriate.

Reporting Health and Safety Concerns

The Pratt Safe app offers a discrete process for reporting your concerns related to health and safety of the community and campus. Access the “COVID Concerns” form under the “Return to Campus During COVID” section to start this process. While this process is not anonymous, all information will be relayed to the appropriate departments and treated with discretion as we work together to promote health and safety.