Mar. 18, 2020

Division of Research Staffing

The main office for the Division of Research is open and staffed. All Assistant/Associate VPs are physically present and available to assist in any way possible. Staff in the Office of Economic Development are working remotely.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Integrity-Human Subjects are continuing normal business operations. However, we have transitioned to working remotely and have limited our onsite staff to two persons per office as of March 18th. During this time we have forwarded direct lines to be answered and all staff have email access. We remain committed to our research mission while practicing CDC guidelines, such as social distancing, in order to limit exposure and to ensure the health and safety of our staff.

Research Lab Accessibility

Research buildings such as the HRC and the SEB, as well as the animal facility, will continue to be open with Marlok access. Research labs are open at the discretion of PI. If a PI chooses to close a lab, please note that administrative leave will apply to all employees, as per President Meana’s March 17th update:

Employees whose work cannot be performed remotely and who are at-risk will be placed on paid administrative leave until further notice. The same applies to employees who do not feel safe coming to campus, who cannot do so because of caretaking responsibilities, or whose roles have been temporarily suspended due to current business operations.

This includes student workers, graduate students, and LOA employees who are paid on sponsored programs.

For those who are unable to work as a result of, or related to, the effects of COVID-19, UNLV’s policy as per federal guidelines, allows for personnel costs to continue to be paid through the grant:

If a recipient organization’s policy allows for the charging of salaries and benefits during periods when no work is performed due to the effect of COVID-19, regardless of the funding source, including Federal and non-Federal, then such charges to grant awards will be allowable (OMB 2 CFR 200)

Visit the COGR website for the latest guidance on Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources.

OSP updates will continue to be provided on a regular basis through their web communication (OSP Weekly).

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Division of Research staff directly via email or telephone:

  • Lori Olafson: 895-4811
  • David Hatchett: 895-3509
  • Zachary Miles: 895-0937
  • Robin Toles: 895-0946
  • Brad Woods: 895-5948
  • Lori Ciccone: 895-5541