Spring 2021 Pack Planning

Spring Workforce and Operations Plans

In preparation for return to campus operations in January 2021, units and colleges will update their Pack Ready Plans with service and workforce plans (see this Campus Memo dated November 24, 2020). This plan review is to prepare for campus opening, to facilitate timely business processes, student support and overall university mission. Supervisors will follow university community standards, building occupancy and density guidelines, COVID health and safety practices to achieve on campus objectives, and general public health guidance when preparing plans to achieve objectives of the college or unit.  

For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions that have been received.

This planning guide provides additional information for your use during this update – Spring 2021 Pack Ready Refresh Plan – Process Guide 

Step 1 - Faculty and Staff Planning Template

Access the Spring 2021 Pack Ready Refresh Plan template in Google Sheets.

The template will prompt you to make a copy for your unit planning and save to your Google Drive.
Follow the instructions on the template to get started.

Preparing your unit’s workforce planning for on campus operations for the spring semester requires attention to:

  • Flexible workforce planning, scheduling and rotation
  • Personnel needs
  • Physical work setting requirements to ensure physical distancing
  • Prioritization of work activities
  • Service required to fulfill mission and work expectations for the business objectives
Step 2 - Review Planning Resources
Consult these resources during the service and workforce planning stage.
Step 3 - Review and Approval Process for Faculty and Staff Planning Template
The template in Step 1 should be shared with ncstateemmc@ncsu.edu for review and approval processing.

Upload completed plans HERE if you did not use the Google Sheet process in Step 1.
Excel and Adobe PDF are accepted for upload.

  • All planning should be coordinated through department leadership.  Department heads and unit associate vice chancellor/associate vice provost levels can review and provide clarifications before submitting plans for final approval.  
  • All plans require the final approval of the college Dean or the unit Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost.  Plans will be electronically routed for approvals by EMMC.
  • Once unit/college plans are approved, a letter will be sent to the plan approver and by copy, the HR lead or other identified points of contact for that unit planning. Additional communication information will be included that should be shared with unit/college employees.
Step 4 - Communications to Employees
Prepare communications to employees on return work onsite/in-person, testing and training.

Return to campus resources include: