FAQ for Employees


How do I practice social distancing?

Social distancing is a way to reduce exposure, slow the spread, and minimize transmission of contagious diseases. Use video and teleconferencing tools like WebEx instead of holding in-person meetings when possible. Try to maintain at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid shaking hands and close physical contact with anyone displaying symptoms.

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration software provided by the College which enables students, faculty and staff to live chat, schedule meetings, video conference and create project teams. The application can be accessed through the My ZSC web page under the Quick links menu options. Please check out the Microsoft Teams Education Resource Guide on this page for details. If you need assistance, please contact the Technology Solutions Center techelp@zanestate.edu or call 740.588.1327.

ZOOM and WebEx (Video conference and teleconference) software platforms are available. Each application platform requires the use of a mobile device to use the mobile app or a computer and camera to maximize the use of the software. If you need assistance with Zoom or WebEx please contact Technology Solutions Center at techelp@zanestate.edu or call 740.588.1327. If you are a member of faculty and require assistance with course distance learning please contact or Barb Miller bmiller@zanestate.edu.

If you have a need for technology such as; HP Stream, Webcam, iPad with pencil, or other technology related needs please contact the Technology Solutions Center at techelp@zanestate.edu or call 740.588.1327.

Should Zane State College employees (faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and student workers) report to campus as usual?

There are some restrictions that employees need to be aware of and that includes such matters as:
The wearing of face-masks is required of all employees while in public places at the College; please contact the Office of Human Resources if you have not received a face-mask; please feel free to wear one from home. Employees need to check-in when arriving to campus and complete the permission to work form (QR or paper form).
The employee will be required to:

  • Take their own temperature
  • Read and sign a form or utilize a QR code process (explained at the table)
  • Maintain social distancing (6 ft.)
  • Visit hand sanitizing stations
  • Stagger arrivals and departures
  • Sanitize the work place
  • Telework when possible
  • And, more.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources for more information or to obtain an employee COVID-19 Handbook.

What if I don’t have internet access at home?

Plan to use on-campus technology located in your office or common office areas to perform necessary work. The campus has open Wifi that can be accessed for common personal devices. Please contact the Technology Solutions Center at techelp@zanestate.edu for assistance.

Is my personal data held by the College current and updated e.g., emergency contact phone numbers, address?

If you are unsure please contact Denise Johnson at x4407. It is important for the College to have your current, accurate contact information.

If I am about to exhaust all of my available paid time off for a COVID-19 issue, can I request the assistance of Policy 500.30 – Employee Leave Donation Program?

This policy is designed to address matters of a ‘serious illness or injury of the employee.’ Its use for COVID-19 matters will be handled on a case-by-case basis through the Office of Human Resources.

You are encouraged to re-read the email distributed by Jaime Schaumleffel on April 3, 2020, to ALL employees. The email will contain important information including attachments about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It provides detailed information about the impact on your Family Medical Leave rights and the additional paid sick time you may be eligible for related to the coronavirus.

What if I feel I am a high-risk employee e.g., age, immunocompromised, etc. – who do I call?

If you are feeling ill, please visit your primary care physician or an urgent-care center. If you are simply curious and desiring assistance please contact the Office of Human Resources. One source of information this office will direct you to is the IMPACT Solutions web site:

  • www.myimpactsolution.com
  • Click on the orange button: ‘Go to member login’
  • Member Login – Username: zanestate
  • Click on the red banner at top of page: NEWS ALERT Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

What about faculty ‘promotions’ and staff ‘advancements’ – will these awards be given this year and should I follow the normal processes?

The College is hopeful to be delivering the awards for promotions and advancements later in fall semester once fall enrollment and budget reductions have been determined. The campus will be kept apprised of this matter.

As a supervisor, I don’t want to unknowingly ‘discriminate’ against any of our employees or students. What would you advise me to be aware of?

Each supervisor should be aware of our ‘Non-discrimination and anti-harassment’ policy – 300.28. It clearly describes classes of people that are protected from discrimination and harassment behaviors. This includes our employees and any individual participating in a College program or activity. The protected classes are sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information (GINA), military status, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. Multiple laws1 and enforcement agencies apply to these types of discrimination. For example, employers are prohibited from asking employees to disclose if they have compromised immune systems or a chronic health condition that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19.

If a supervisor has a question they are to consult the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for advice and counsel. OHR will often rely on the assistance of the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.

(1) FMLA, ADA, EEOC, DOL, and etc.

How can I perform 'meaningful work', what does it mean?


What do I do if I am teaching a College Credit Plus course at the high school?

Contact your faculty liaison for further information.