On March 15, 2020, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab shared this update:
To the Hunter faculty and staff,
We write with an update from our last communication about flexible work arrangements for staff as we balance our commitment first to the health and safety of our community and second to ensuring our students can complete the spring semester and supporting our faculty’s research and scholarship. Our goal is to institute flexible and/or remote work schedules for as many as possible of our Hunter college staff. Please be reassured that Hunter’s leadership team has been preparing for this possibility, and we are confident we will continue to be able to provide the support needed both during our transition to remote instruction and on an ongoing basis.
Tomorrow you will hear from your supervisor or department or program leadership about creating a plan for working remotely or, if your job cannot be done remotely, about adjustments to your schedule or work environment that will facilitate social distancing. During this time of many transitions and uncertainties, there will certainly be additional challenges, and I want to personally thank you in advance for your understanding as we all work through it together.
The Hunter community is nothing if not resilient, and I know we will all rise to the challenge. You will continue to hear from us with regular updates, and I want to thank you all again for everything you’ve done for our community in these trying times.
Jennifer J. Raab