As you know, the University of Illinois System has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. This requirement applies to all non-student employees, including faculty, upon hire to the university. In consultation with human resource offices from all three universities, the University System has developed the following language to be added to all job postings and offer letter templates:
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
The language is to be consistently used across the entire University of Illinois System. The posting language has been reviewed by the Office of Access and Equity. As a reminder, undergraduate and graduate students, including those with university jobs are subject to the student vaccine requirement and processes, not the employee requirements and processes.
New employees will be required to participate in our on-campus testing until a record of full vaccination is uploaded into their MyMcKinley portal. Unvaccinated new employees and those who request and are granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons will continue to be required to test according to our testing regimen, which can change over time.
Illinois Human Resources is communicating this language to the college and unit HR contacts and are in the process of updating the offer letter templates available on our website. Our expectation is that posting and offer letter language will be used immediately.
Interim Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources