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A message from the MSU Denver Staff Senate

Information on remote working, resources, communications, transportation and more.

March 19, 2020

MSU Denver sign against Denver cityscape.Dear members of the MSU Denver staff community,

No need to sugarcoat it – this is a tough time. The challenges we’re facing are unprecedented. Many of us are scared and uncertain.

In situations such as this, the most important thing is to take care of yourself and your family first. Beyond that, we’ve got your back.

As Staff Senate, we’ve heard your concerns and tried to answer them the best we can, given the fluid nature of the situation.

Remote work

  • All staff by now should be working remotely.
  • Paid leave options and telework are detailed in this letter from Human Resources; highlights include:
    • Hourly and student employees will be paid for hours they would have worked.
    • Telework options and practice should be determined between each employee and their supervisor.
  • As Matt Griswold, associate vice president of Online Learning, noted to faculty in the recent town hall, faculty members are experts in their discipline and can deliver that expertise in different ways; similarly, you are the experts in your respective areas.




During this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. So let us know your questions on the Staff Senate Communication site, and we’ll do the best we can to find you answers.

Though each of our situations is individual, they share common threads of care – for our students, our health, our families, our communities. This shared bond is what sees us through in times such as these, and as Roadrunners, we tend to our flock.

Take some time. Breathe. Wash your hands for 20 seconds.

We are Roadrunners, and we are united.

We will get through this, together.



Staff Senate leadership

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