Work Remotely – American Film Institute

Work Remotely

In order to limit the spread, all AFI Faculty and staff who can carry out their work duties from home will continue to do so until further notice.

IT Help

Please be advised that whether you are working on campus, or remotely, AFI’s IT team is ready and able to support you with any of your technical needs. To open a support ticket, email [email protected]. The IT Team will also be available for phone assistance during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To reach IT via phone, please call 323-856-7789.

Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

Exempt employees will continue to work – as best as you are able – remotely. Please utilize Microsoft Teams and your regular email to facilitate meetings, check-ins with your manager and reports, and stay up-to-date on communications from AFI leadership. Non-exempt employee will continue to work from home as well as directed by your manager; please confirm your work-schedules and hours with your manager.

Sick Time

If, for whatever reason, you are feeling ill while working remotely please follow your normal healthcare protocol. Report sick time through ADP, take time away from work and focus on recovery. Coordinate your return to campus with your manager and HR. AFI is revising its sick leave policy to allow employees to take additional days of paid recovery when necessary. If you need to take time away from work to care for a family member, please coordinate with Human Resources.

EPSLA and the FMLA Expansion

As many of you may already know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has been signed into law. This law expanded paid sick leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act in two important ways to address the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Both the EPSLA and the FMLA Expansion are currently set to expire at the end of 2020. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions about the new FFCRA.

Travel Policy

As established in an update to AFI’s travel policies in March 2020, all AFI-related travel remains suspended and subject to approval by the CEO until further notice.

We understand that personal travel may be a necessity, however, please be aware that any Fellow, Faculty or staff member returning from travel via an airplane or outside of a 125-mile radius surrounding campus may be required to quarantine.

Travel Policy for Non-Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

Non-fully vaccinated individuals traveling from outside a 125-mile radius surrounding campus are required to undergo a seven (7) day quarantine period following their return. They must also take a PCR test 3-5 days after travel. Even if the test is negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, they would enter isolation.

Travel Policy for Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

Fully vaccinated individuals traveling from outside a 125-mile radius surrounding campus must adhere to COVID safety protocols during and following their travel, such as masking, social distancing, frequent hand washing and self-monitoring for COVID symptoms after returning. Individuals traveling from outside the country must take a PCR test 3-5 days after travel.

Please note:  “fully vaccinated” means more than two (2) weeks has passed since receiving your one dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson /Janssen) or your second dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)

More Information

For more information on working remotely, please visit the AFI Intranet.

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