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Returning to On-Site Work

Information for campus staff employees about returning to campus for on-site work.

This page offers resources and guidelines to assist employees, managers and departments with their plans for returning to on-site work. Visit the Return to Learn website for current campus health and safety guidelines and for additional information about returning to campus

If you have questions about planning for your department’s return to on-site work, contact the Return to Campus Support Desk at or 858-246-3570.

Frequently Asked Questions

View frequently asked questions for UC San Diego campus staff employees and managers about returning to on-site work.

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Flexible Work Arrangements

Learn about flexible work options, including alternative work schedules and remote/hybrid work.

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Update (January 14, 2022)

For the most up-to-date information about health and safety guidelines pertaining to returning to on-site work, visit the Return to Learn website

Return to Campus Checklist 

UC San Diego is excited to welcome staff, faculty, students and the community back to campus. In preparation for your return, please do the following: 

  • Complete the COVID-19 prevention training, as required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Cal/OSHA.  
    • If you completed the COVID-19 Return to Work Training released in 2020, you will receive a notification from the UC Learning Center to complete a 10-minute supplemental course that summarizes the key updates on the current state requirements and UC policy. You must complete this supplemental course within two weeks of receiving the notification, in order to comply with the state directive. 
    • If you are completing the training for the first time, you must complete the updated COVID-19 Return to Work course, COVID-19 Prevention, which is now available in the UC Learning Center. The COVID-19 Prevention course takes 30 minutes to complete. Take the COVID-19 Prevention course » 

  • If you have a flexible work arrangement (alternative work schedule, hybrid or remote), review the appropriate agreement and discuss the specifics with your supervisor prior to initiating via DocuSign.  

  • Update your information in the Work Location Status tool to demonstrate your new work arrangement and provide your onsite location. 

  • Review the campus safety information on the Return to Learn site that includes information about symptom and exposure screening requirements; COVID-19 testing; personal protection; and more.

Need more information? The RTC Support Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact the desk by phone at 858-246-3570 or by email at

Training and Professional Development

Human Resources has created several new training sessions to support a smooth return to on-site work, including courses for managers and supervisors to support remote and hybrid teams.

  • Building Inclusive Teams and Trust
  • Managing Remote and Hybrid Teams
  • Collaboration and Communication Tools for Teams

Learn more about training and professional development »

Additional Resources and Information

With safety as the top priority, we have implemented evidence-based protocols and procedures guided by three pillars: risk mitigation, viral detection and intervention. For more information, check out the following pages: 

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