Southeast Community College is actively monitoring updates and making decisions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local and state health authorities, concerning the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The health and safety of the College community is of high importance, and SCC plays an important role in slowing the spread of the virus.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield has announced some important updates.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCC continues its commitment to its employees’ health and safety. The College has already rolled out two additional leave plans, and both comply and/or exceed the federal requirements of the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
1. Reduction in Hours Leave (exceeds FFCRA) is eligible upon request by supervisors for employees who have faced a reduction in their work hours due to the College’s modified operations or the employees’ inability to work remotely/telework.
2. Temporary Emergency Leave (complies with FFCRA) is eligible for all employees who require leave due to a COVID-19 related illness or quarantine order for themselves or family member or to care for the employee’s child. Child is defined by the law as the employee’s son or daughter, or the employee serves as a proxy parent to the child. The leave amount is based on the employees’ average hours worked in a two-week period.
Additionally, the College will offer a third leave option to further comply with FFCRA to support employees:
3. Expanded FMLA leave: Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for additional paid leave if the employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee:
Full details regarding the federally mandated Expanded FMLA leave is available on Department of Labor website, or simply open the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Full details also can be found on employee eligibility information and length and compensation of the leave information. Expanded FMLA does not apply to non-COVID-19 related FMLA requests or approvals either active/pending or future.
If you have questions or need to apply for Expanded FMLA, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement is a time of celebration for students and their families. At this time, Southeast Community College, in compliance with a Directed Health Measure ordered by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department as it relates to COVID-19, announces the cancellation of its 2020 Spring Semester Commencement ceremony. The ceremony was originally scheduled for May 6. The DHM, effective through May 6, prohibits gatherings for any reason of more than 10 people in single spaces.
Following is additional important information for SCC students:
We look forward to planning an event to honor our graduates.
To help protect the health and safety of our College community and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please adhere to the following:
As a reminder, you may use SCC’s new temporary Emergency Leave Allowance, which provides employees up to two weeks of paid leave for both full-time and part-time employees to:
For more important information regarding travel, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Southeast Community College is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, employees and communities. To ensure you are aware of the latest updates, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 website.
We hope you have been able to recharge your battery the past two weeks and are ready to resume the 2020 Spring Semester.
SCC faculty and staff have diligently prepared for the transition to a dynamic, interactive and high-quality virtual environment. Following is important information for ALL SCC students, including credit, non-credit, continuing education, ESL, and Adult Education:
Southeast Community College is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, employees and communities. We are committed to ensuring all students navigate this time with support and compassion.
If you have any questions, please send us an email to email@example.com.
The Southeast Community College Educational Foundation has created the SCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to support SCC students and their families who are, or could soon be, in need of emergency funds as a result of the global COVID-19 health crisis. Please consider a monetary gift to this fund so that this crisis does not undermine the education of our students and their futures.
You may make a secure donation online.
or, if you wish, you may send a check, payable to the SCC Educational Foundation, and mail it to:
SCC Educational Foundation
301 S. 68th St. Place
Lincoln, NE 68510
Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you for your patience as the situation and details regarding COVID-19 and its impact continues to unfold and change. Please read the following information pertaining to our continued operations and compensation.
SCC plans to do everything possible to provide employees with job reassignments in the event that the employee’s job is deemed no longer necessary or is subject to a reduction in hours due to the COVID-19 global health crisis.
The College is currently on a Modified Level of Operation, with many employees performing their responsibilities remotely, while a limited number of employees work on-site. If an employee’s job is deemed no longer necessary or is subject to a reduction in hours due to the global health crisis related to COVID-19, SCC will attempt to reassign employees to other responsibilities. If the College is unable to identify an appropriate reassignment, it will provide a one-time leave allocation “Reduction in Hours Leave.” This leave will be available beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Please consult with your supervisor to ensure the “Reduction in Hours Leave” is properly recorded and reported to payroll.
Approved March 25, 2020
Also, as outlined below, the following Temporary Emergency Leave Plan was approved last week to address the national health crisis related to COVID-19:
Recognizing the potential for increased time off by employees during the current COVID-19 global health crisis, the College will implement the following temporary Emergency Leave Plan.
The Emergency Leave will provide employees leave to:
The one-time temporary Emergency Leave will expire December 31, 2020 and will not be available for carry-over or for uses not related to the current COVID-19 health crisis.
Administrative responsibility for implementing, monitoring and interpreting this temporary leave allowance is assigned to the Vice President for Human Resources, in consultation with the SCC President and the Area Administration Team.
Approved by Administrative Team
March 16, 2020
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Southeast Community College is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, employees and communities. The College will continue to provide the highest quality educational experience as it transitions to a virtual environment during this evolving COVID-19 situation.
To ensure you are aware of the latest updates, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 website: https://www.southeast.edu/covid-19/.
Thank you for your patience as the situation and details regarding COVID-19 and its impact continues to unfold and change.
Based on new recommendations from state and local health authorities, all SCC facilities will be closed to students and the public, and all services, classes, and labs will be delivered virtually.
To ensure you are prepared to continue the 2020 Spring Semester on March 30, please review the following items and please contact your instructor if you have questions.
Important Information for ALL SCC Students, including Credit, Non-Credit, Continuing Education, ESL, and Adult Education:
To ensure you are aware of the latest updates, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
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Important information for all SCC employees:
See past updates
Southeast Community College is taking sensible steps to keep the College and its 15-county service area protected as status of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) changes. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on meetings and travel, SCC is suspending use of its facilities to external community groups now through April 30.
This suspension applies to all College campuses and locations and its timeframe impacts:
As Dr. Illich announced yesterday, the College has created a new Emergency Leave Benefit that provides two weeks of paid leave for both full-time and part-time employees. The leave applies to employees who may need to be in quarantine or receiving treatment for coronavirus, care for a family member, care for a child whose school has closed, or care for a child if the childcare provider is unavailable due to the coronavirus. The new leave policy is effective immediately and will be available in WebAdvisor tomorrow, March 18, 2020, to begin submitting request for use.
Below are instructions on how to submit a request for Emergency Leave. Additional guidance will be provided soon to part-time employees on how to record leave in Webtime Entry.
Vice President for Human Resources
Southeast Community College
Recognizing the potential for increased time off by employees during the current COVID 19 national health crisis, the College will implement the following temporary Emergency Leave Allowance.
The Emergency Leave Allowance is defined below:
Approved by Administrative Team
Effective - March 16, 2020
Following is information regarding the next couple of weeks:
As announced in yesterday’s communication to all students, Southeast Community College has cancelled all classes the week of March 16-20. This is a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus to susceptible individuals in our community, to ensure the health and well-being of our students and employees, and to help reduce the strain on our public health system.
During the week of March 16-20, faculty and staff will use the time to convert face-to-face courses to an online format where possible. Faculty and staff will also develop a plan for the continuation of technical and lab-based courses and to finalize a plan for continued campus services. This communication provides you with the additional details we promised yesterday as we work together to meet your educational needs during this challenging time in our communities.
As we know, this is a rapidly changing situation, and we will be making decisions based on the current information we have which has the potential for changing daily, even hourly. We will continue to provide all students with consistent and transparent communication as partners in our response and ask that you continue to stay in contact with SCC, your instructors, advisors, and others who support you in your educational endeavors.
All students, faculty and staff returning from international travel must contact Human Resources to begin the screening process prior to the return to campus.
SCC will use the week of March 16-20 to help faculty continue to prepare to convert their face-to-face courses to an online format and to identify potential opportunities for technical programs. There are two potential exceptions in regard to cancellations of classes:
The goal of switching to remote/reduced contact learning is to do everything possible to not disadvantage our students. Due to the rapidly changing nature of this situation, campus leaders are continually evaluating conditions at our respective locations. Updates will be regularly provided on the SCC website dedicated to COVID-19 and through email and SCC Regroup. If you have not signed up for Regroup, please do so by going to The Hub and selecting “Regroup” from the Apps/Bookmarks section along the right side of the screen. Please continue to stay informed personally and take care of yourselves and one another during this time. Follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and follow personal hygiene practices. If you become ill, please contact your physician and follow their directions. Additional resources to help manage response to this pandemic are provided below:
Southeast Community College is committed to continue to offer the highest quality education programs and services. Thank you for your continued patience as we resiliently work together to address this global pandemic and ensure our campuses and our communities remain safe.
Following is a message from SCC President Dr. Paul Illich:
As you know, the College has been carefully monitoring and responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation over the last several days. Based on input and recommendations from local health authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other institutions of higher education, Southeast Community College is canceling all classes the week of March 16-20. This decision is consistent with the recommended practice of social distancing and the College’s commitment to the health and well-being of its students and employees. Although the College will not be having classes, all College locations will remain open, and services will be available for students. During this week, faculty will prepare to convert their face-to-face courses to an online format. For technical/lab courses, faculty will use this time to identify how to continue to offer face-to-face lab opportunities. All other College employees will continue to perform their respective responsibilities.
The College will be providing additional details to faculty, staff and students in the next few days in regard to how the various divisions will deliver services in alignment with safe practices, including social distancing. I greatly appreciate your patience and support during this rapidly developing situation. The College will continue to provide frequent, reflective and transparent communication. I want to thank you all for helping each other during this challenging time. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your supervisor for more information. As always, thank you for everything you do for SCC.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield will provide additional coverage at no cost for services such as Telehealth and testing. For complete details go to NebraskaBlue.com/Coronavirus.
Exercise caution and check for the latest information available for your specific destination. While the CDC does not recommend canceling or postponing travel to destinations with Level 1 travel notices (this currently includes domestic travel in the U.S.) because the risk of transmission is considered low, some areas are reporting increasing levels of local transmission. The CDC site for states reporting cases of COVID-19 to CDC can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
All College-affiliated international travel will be allowed to countries with a CDC Coronavirus risk level of 1. More information can be found at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.
Also, in alignment with our requirements and recommendations for College-related travel, SCC strongly discourages personal international travel, especially to countries with a CDC risk level for coronavirus of 2 or higher.
The College’s Incident Command Structure will continue to evaluate travel recommendations and expectations as conditions regarding the COVID-19 evolve.
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