May 14, 2020 Daily Chronicle

Dear CSN Family,

In our Virtual Town Hall yesterday, there were many questions about our eventual return to campus. Our plan will focus first and foremost on the health and safety of our entire CSN family. We will take a thoughtful, phased-in approach to ensure everyone’s well-being.

Our strategy will be guided by three key aspects:

  • Employees will be given a minimum of 10 working days’ notice before being required to return to campus.
  • Collaboration between employees and their supervisor will be the foundation of all decisions.
  • NSHE will establish safety standards and guidance, and will approve individual institutional COVID-19 operational plans.

I look forward to seeing you all on campus again, but rest assured that our return will be guided by the most recent recommendations from national, state and local health officials.

As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program is available to all members of the CSN family. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and this valuable resource can help. Confidential telehealth meetings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are 100 percent confidential and are designed to help employees and families in handling personal and work-related issues. Please take advantage of the program if you believe it will help you or your loved ones.

Also, I want to remind classified employees about the Book Voucher Program, which is now completely online. We have posted the necessary steps in the employee FAQs on our coronavirus page. Please contact Jennifer Cross in HR if you have questions.  

Finally, it is a bittersweet moment as we prepare to say farewell to our colleagues who are retiring. We wish them well as they continue the next phase of their life’s journey. They will be sorely missed, but they will always be members of the CSN family.

We are a family and that’s how we will remain Vegas strong and CSN proud. Stay safe and God bless.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada 

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