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.

Returning to Campus

All faculty and staff must follow the steps outlined in the Campus Access Checklist before returning to work, including these items below.

After January 4, 2021, all students, faculty and staff will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result (PCR test) prior to entering campus. Please read the steps below and the testing page carefully for important details on planning your test.

Working Remotely

Faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with Pratt’s Telepresence Cloud Kit. It includes guidance on forwarding your phone, setting up your VPN remote access, and using Slack for communication.

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.