Resources for employees impacted by COVID-19
Find information and resources for Metro staff who have had employment impacts such as layoff or a reduction of hours or are experiencing financial hardship.
Updated at 3 p.m., Friday, May 22
For detailed updates, see the latest email to staff from Metro COO Marissa Madrigal. Notes and video are also available from the most recent all Metro town hall meeting.
Metro worksites are on reduced hours and staffing until further notice.
The temporary leave policy intended to provide immediate relief to staff expired March 30. New leave practices based on federal legislation have been enacted -- see the Families First FAQs for more information.
The Metro executive team and department directors are continuing to evaluate financial forecasts and make decisions about how to respond to the financial impacts of this event, both during this fiscal year and into next fiscal year. Information will be shared as soon as it's ready.
This situation can cause fear and anxiety -- be sure to take care of your personal physical and behavioral health needs. And remember to use these resources as needed:
- free counseling for staff from Metro’s Employee Assistance Program
- 24/7 mental health call center for staff and community members: 503-988-4888
For information about your role at Metro or your employment, contact your supervisor or email [email protected].
A new temporary COVID-19 telework policy is in place. See the FAQs for more information.
- You may use your own computer to telework. Metro assumes no liability for loss, damage or wear to employee-owned equipment.
- Metro will not reimburse employees for expenses associated with teleworking such as internet access, office supplies or personal technology devices.
- Employees are responsible for exercising caution to prevent damage to or theft of Metro property in their care, custody or control.
- Be aware that any Metro-related documents, communications or work products, even those on a personal computer, are public records and should be saved according to the same standards as records on work computers.
- In the case of a records request, Metro may ask for access to your device to ensure full compliance. Your personal files would not be part of the request and would not be turned over to any third party.
- Make sure that all of your electronic devices and software are compatible with Metro standards. If you have any questions, contact the Information Services Department at [email protected]
Latest health information for COVID-19
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