Return to Office Update
The safety and well-being of ALL Unified employees is paramount. At the same time, it is critical that we continue to advance our business goals amidst this pandemic. A few important reminders:
- Along with the priorities above, we continue to leverage data sources (COVID-19 case levels, state guidance, CDC guidance) to make decisions one careful step at a time.
- We continue to use an exception process to allow Team Members who need to enter the office, for personal or for business reasons, due to the nature of their roles.
- We are leveraging robust safety protocols to reduce risk for everyone where access to the office is necessary. These are consistent across all Unified offices.
Based on our objective criteria and data sources, a few Unified offices have opened or are planning to open in Phase 1, which is the most limited capacity, using all necessary safety measures. There are only two groups who will return to the office in Phase 1:
- Employees who need to work in an office setting given personal situations
- Employees who need to work in an office setting given their specific job role and responsibilities
The following highlights the estimated openings of each Unified office at this time:
- New York CBO (Square Care): July 27, 2020
- Maryland CBO (Capital Women’s Care): August 3, 2020
- New Jersey CBO (Lifeline): September 8, 2020
- Arizona CBO (Genesis): September 8, 2020
- Minnesota CBO (Premier): September 8, 2020
- North Carolina CBO (UWH of NC and UWH of WA): January 4, 2021
- Texas CBO (UWH of TX): January 4, 2021
- Headquarters (Boca Raton): January 4, 2021
We will continue to track data from our trusted sources and make adjustments to these dates or the individual office open status as needed to ensure our Team Members remain safe.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) – Unconscious Bias – What does my headscarf mean to you?
Unified is committed, at all levels, to invest in and sustain an environment where each and every person feels comfortable and can excel. In addition, we want to foster a culture that recognizes our similarities and differences as opportunities to learn and grow rather than impediments to success. We hope that a collaborative discussion with candid, honest feedback is among the first steps to achieve these goals. Each quarter, we will highlight a resource across Unified (a video, an article) with a specific topic or objective as part of our DE&I series.
This quarter, a the video highlighted is a 14-minute TED talk titled Unconscious Bias – What does my headscarf mean to you? Please carve out time to watch the video, take time for your own reflections and plan to share your thoughts with your manager and your team members.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Resources
In this time of unrest and uncertainty, it is important to know about the available resources that Unified provides to help you and your families. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential employer-sponsored program designed to assist employees in resolving personal issues. There is no cost for this service, and we encourage those who need additional support to work through life’s challenges to explore Unified’s EAP. Please contact your HR Representative or Manager to learn more about this program and its valuable resources.