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.

In-Person Meetings

AFI Faculty and staff should refrain from attending or hosting any in-person meetings until further notice. If an in-person meeting, either on-campus or offsite, is required to accomplish an essential work-related task, your supervisor must approve that meeting in advance. While attending any in-person meeting, all AFI community members must wear cloth face coverings, maintain six feet of separation, and keep meeting attendance as low as possible, not exceeding a total of three people at any time.

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 AskIT@AFI.com. 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 California will not be admitted onto the campus until they self-quarantine at home for 14 days unless the individual is tested on or after the fifth day following their return. If a test result is negative after day five, the quarantine may be lifted, and the individual may enter campus so long as they pass the on-campus screening.

More Information

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

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