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Staff Return to Work

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has devised an Operating Plan, the intention of which, is to provide a standardised approach to commencing return to work which incorporates the COVID-19 public health requirements.

Staff Return to Work Operating Plan

This document has been developed with input from across the Institute and is aimed at introducing a safe and streamlined approach to returning staff and students to campus, in line with the Government’s and the HSE's recommendations on the management of COVID-19.

The overall plan will be overseen by the COVID-19 Taskforce. The Academic Heads Forum and Academic Council will manage the review and implementation of academic planning and delivery. Each Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the COVID-19 plans for their area.

The Institute Management Planning Committee (IMPC) will address any communal issues that may arise. The Institute Safety Management Committee (ISMC) and Functional Area Safety Committees (FASCs) will oversee the implementation of the Return to Work Safely Protocol.

The Institute’s priority continues to be the health and wellbeing of our community.

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Key Dates for Re-Opening the Campus

The following are key dates for the re-opening of the campus. These dates are general so please contact your manager to arrange your official return to work date.

Area  Re-Opening Date
Phased Return to Work on Campus for Administrative, Functional and Professional Services Staff  17th August 2020
Semester 1 Commences for 1st Years 28th September 2020
Semester 1 Commences for all other years 30th September 2020
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Information for Academic Staff

We have provided additional information for academic staff to support and guide them during their return to campus.

Read Latest Guidance for Academic Staff

Return to Work Process

1.

Contact Line Manager

Each staff member should liaise directly with their line manager to discuss their return to campus arrangements and and agree a return to campus date (if required).

2.

Complete COVID-19 Training

You must complete the Return to Work Safely Protocol Module via Legal Island or alternatively by you can download and read the DkIT Employee Induction and Training Presentation. 

Download Training Presentation

3.

Complete Pre Return to Work Form

Download and complete the self-declaration form at least 3 days prior to returning to campus.

Download Form

Continued Remote Working

We have developed a Return to Campus Work Protocol in conjunction with our Remote Working Policy which will provide guidance and support to Institute staff continue to work remotely on either on a partial or full-time basis.

 

Logging Your Time

All non-academic staff are now required to record their working time via HR Core Portal. Staff must record their start and finish times as well as during your required work breaks.

For more information please contact your line manager or email hr@dkit.ie.

 

 

Contact Tracing

Staff must maintain a record of direct contact with other staff, visitors, delivery personnel. The objective should be zero instances of ‘direct contact’ for each day spent on campus.

Supporting the Student Experience

In the context of implementing the Principles and Guidelines for the delivery of Higher Education Programmes in the 2020/21 Academic Year, in particular the overarching principle of maintaining and protecting the quality of the Student Experience the Institute established a working group including representatives from Student Support Services, Students Union, Academic Support Services and relevant Professional Services Staff.

Here are some of the aims and objectives identified by the working group:

    1. To promote a sense of connectedness and belonging to both DkIT and the specific programme of study.
    2. To provide key information and to assist in the development of key skills to support the transition to DkIT.
    3. To provide support to students in at risk categories (Covid)
    4. To provide support to vulnerable students

Performance Monitoring

The overall plan will be overseen by the COVID-19 Taskforce. The Academic Heads Forum and Academic Council will manage the review and implementation of academic planning and delivery. Each Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the COVID-19 plans for their area.

The Institute Management Planning Group will address any communal issues that may arise. The Institute Management Safety Committee and Functional Area Safety Committees will oversee the implementation of the Return to Work Safely Protocol. 

View the HSA Checklists for Response Plan

Lead Worker Representatives

The role of the Lead Worker Representatives is to monitor campus activities to ensure social distancing and hygiene rules are being maintained to protect health and reduce the spread of the C-19 virus. Ensuring compliance to the 2m social distancing rule and good hygiene is not the sole responsibility of the WRs. Their role is supported by all campus management and staff. 

    • Henry McLoughlin, Caretaker Foreman
    • Yvonne Magill, Payroll Officer
    • Jim Connolly, Senior Technical Officer, School of Engineering

Operating Plan

HSE COVID Tracker App

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland. Using the COVID Tracker app along with the existing public health measures will help us all stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

Visit the COVID Tracker App Website

 

Download on App Store (iOS) | Download on Google Play (Android)

Operating Plan Appendix Documents