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News & Announcements

President Burwell's April 17 Message 

On April 17, President Burwell discussed the current state of affairs and planning, including the announcement that expanded telework will continue until further notice.

President Burwell's March 30 

In the second update on March 30, 2020, President Burwell announces the extension of the expanded telework environment to April 24 and other information for the operating status of the university.

AU COVID-19 Update: Important Changes for our Community

March 12, 2020 - President Sylvia Burwell announcements updates and guidance to the AU Community regarding COVID-19. These updates include information and action plans for faculty, staff, and students.

American University Sick Leave and Leave Share Policies

February 3, 2020 — Beth Muha, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, announces updates to the Sick & Safe Leave and the Leave Share policies, effective January 24, 2020. These updates support full-time staff, eligible part-time staff, and library faculty who seek to take paid time off for parental and family leave.

COVID-19: University Operations Webinar for Faculty & Staff

Hear from American University's President Sylvia Burwell, Provost Dan Myers, Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President Seth Grossman, and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer Doug Kudravetz regarding the university’s response to COVID-19.

Staff Appreciation Week


Thanks for a great Staff Appreciation Week!

Your continued dedication and hard work with your colleagues, teams, and the University is appreciated.

Report COVID-19 Diagnosis

Faculty or Staff

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are required to work on-site but are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, notify Employee Relations.

Email Employee Relations

Upcoming Deadlines

June 30, 2020

Full-time staff with more than three weeks of annual leave should coordinate with their supervisors to take some time off before the June 30 deadline.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Inclusive Excellence through a Common Language

  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace (Part I)
    1-hour online course
    In-person conversations (Part II) will be annonced at a later date.