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This situation continues to be very fluid and management will review the situation regularly and report changes are they are determined.

We value the safety and well being of our employees and their families during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. We understand the burden these decisions put on you during this tough time. We are striving to minimize the work disruption, but we are operating in accordance with guidelines, direction and orders issued by Federal, State and Local authorities.

We truly appreciate your understanding and patience until we resume full operations.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Read the Plan Here

Important Information by State

Ohio Operations
Updated: 9/10/2020

Virginia Operations
Updated: 9/10/2020

Current Updates:

Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects. UIC appreciates how much you have already done to adapt during this challenging time. As you know, UIC has been taking preventive measures against COVID-19 to help keep you and your family’s safe. Under some uncertain and often stressful conditions, you have helped make it possible to continue essential operations.

Get Vaccinated:
UIC management encourages all eligible employees to get the vaccination as soon as possible to minimize the risk of infectious disease in the workplace. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you an added layer of protection against COVID-19 and could also protect your coworkers and family. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.

Vaccination Tracking for UIC Safety Assessment:
To assess our ongoing risk level. UIC asks employees to report their vaccination status. Once you complete your vaccination, please notify Human Resources. A copy of the vaccination card given to you following your vaccination is sufficient.

$10.00 Thank You Gift Card:
As a thank you, a $10.00 gift card will be awarded when presenting your completed vaccination certificate to Human Resources. This important information helps management assess the workforce’s protection and progress in the vaccination process.

Report your vaccination directly to HR or using the link below:
– To submit you will have to have to have a UIC Microsoft login.
– Managers or Supervisors can submit for employees who do not have a UIC Microsoft account.
CLICK HERE

Vaccination Appointment Accommodation:
Usui will work with you to accommodate vaccination appointments if you are unable to schedule outside of your scheduled shift. Please notify your supervisor or manager and Human Resources about your appointment date(s) and time(s).
If you have any questions about how to accomplish this, please contact Human Resources.
Sincerely,

UIC Officers and Management
UIC Management

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It is not business as usual. This is a time of great stress and uncertainty. Yet, our customers ask more of us every day. 

We are grateful for the work you are doing. You have shown tenacity and loyalty to UIC during these unprecedented times. In appreciation of that dedication, the following changes to our policies will soften the burden that the COVID-19 Pandemic has placed on all of you. 

  1. RETENTION BONUS – In appreciation for your loyalty and dedication during these unprecedented times, UIC will pay a $200 (before taxes and deductions) retention bonus on October 9 to all hourly employees in Ohio and Virginia who work the entire month of September. 
  2. VACATION BUY BACK – COVID-19 has caused many schedule disruptions to our normal operations and increased our current demands to very high levels. To meet these demands, some individuals delayed vacations to meet production requirements. To accommodate these demands, hourly employees may elect to receive payment in lieu of time off for vacation time which must be used before December 31, 2020. 
  3. POINT SYSTEM – UIC is temporarily modifying the No Fault Attendance Point System as follows until further notice: 
    1. CALL OFF:  Two (2) points will be given for each day the employee calls off prior to the start of their shift EXCEPT FOR 
      1. DOCTOR’S NOTE – An absence due to illness of the employee or dependent child if a doctor’s note is provided. The doctor’s note must include the date(s) off along with the return to work date. 
      2. PROTECTED LEAVE – Time off under a state and/or federal regulation such as FMLA, USERRA, ADA, worker’s compensation leave, etc. 
      3. COVID-19 LEAVE – Absences related to COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results for the employee or a household family member in accordance with the Disease Prevention and Response Plan. 
    2. WHEN WILL A POINT BE REMOVED:  Point(s) received will be removed six (6) months after the date of the occurrence.  (Previously one (1) year). 

UIC Management

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