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June 7, 2021

Work Strategies

Dear faculty and staff,

On Monday, June 7, we’ll celebrate another milestone in returning our campus community to pre-COVID-19 operations. While we may be feeling a range of emotions from excitement to nervousness, rest assured we have been preparing for this day. We are ready to embrace the full vibrancy and energy of our outstanding and collaborative campus working environment! I hope you will take a moment to watch this fun video that captures some of “the enthusiastic energy and boundless positivity” that Chancellor Boyce recently used to describe how our campus efforts go above and beyond in service to the university.

The Human Resources team appreciates and understands that many of our employees never left or have reported to campus either partially or full-time over the past year.

We look forward to seeing you in the office, in the classroom and around campus! And, if you need additional information, I encourage you to visit the Returning to Work on Campus page.

– Andrea Jekabsons
  Chief Human Resources Officer


The university’s Work Strategies Task Force is reviewing and updating telework guidelines to be released later this summer. The updated guidelines will include a process for determining whether a position is conducive for telework, and guidance for evaluating an employee’s previous performance as an indicator of a mutually beneficial working arrangement. The guidelines will also include strategies for alternative work arrangements and incorporate lessons from this past year.

A general guide is available as needed; Work Strategies Summer 2021

Reach out to with any urgent questions.

Email Addresses

Effective 05/03/2021, members of the Human Resources team will no longer accept forms and formal requests to their personal individual email accounts. To ensure that documentation is attended to during times of vacations, attrition, and staff changes, all forms and requests should be sent to the appropriate department email account:
Form 19 Permission to Take Course
Form 9 Outside Employment
General HR inquiries, including performance-related questions
Benefits-related forms and inquiries
Search Committee inquiries
Official transcripts
Degree additions/revisions
Student Onboarding concern/questions
Wage garnishments and employee verification

The use of personal individual email accounts is appropriate when following up with the specific individuals.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Members of Department of Human Resources


Check out our worksite wellness site, RebelWell@Work!

With such a significant percent of employees’ time spent in the workplace, worksite wellness is essential. Wellness is a lifestyle that encourages good physical and mental health. Programs that focus on worksite wellness ultimately benefit everyone involved: an employee’s quality of life is improved, which supports efficiency and raises quality of work in the workplace.

This is why we have RebelWell. RebelWell is a campus and community wellness program designed to support employees as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, and enhance personal effectiveness. We offer a variety of activities such as health fairs, medical screenings, nutritional cooking programs, on-site fitness classes, and more. Check out this site to find wellness programs and activities right for you.



The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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