COVID-19 Guidance from OEO

To help employees, supervisors and departments navigate OEO-related questions during this extraordinary time, OEO is providing the following guidance and resources:

Employees experiencing challenges accessing or using assistive technology while teleworking can contact the ATRC at 970-491-6258 or

For general concerns accessing electronic information at CSU please refer to the ACNS website or report an electronic access issue at CSU here.

CSU Human Resources’ COVID-19 FAQs answer common questions for faculty, staff and student employees about the impacts of COVID-19 on leave, work arrangements and other concerns.

Please consult the COVID-19 Human Resources FAQs to learn more about Human Resources’ guidance.

As Colorado State University navigates the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the following is guidance for searches and hiring at the present time and moving forward.

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is issuing revised guidance on searches and finalist interviews based on the latest guidance from the Pandemic Preparedness Team incorporating guidance from Larimer County, the State of Colorado, and the Center for Disease Control. Units may continue to conduct all interviewing, semifinalists and finalists, via video. If a unit has a physical presence on one of the campuses and all members of the unit and stakeholders participating in interviews will be physically available on campus, the unit may conduct in-person interviews of finalists. It may be that a finalist may not wish to travel and/or interview in person. At this time, OEO will approve a mix of in-person and virtual interviews for finalists in a search in recognition of the transition period we are in at this stage of the pandemic. Though a mix of in-person and video interviews does not provide the consistency OEO seeks in searches, it is important for CSU to remain competitive in the current labor market as we seek to hire the best talent, thus, flexibility will be afforded for the next few months as we evaluate next steps. Permission no longer needs to be sought from the Pandemic Preparedness Team to conduct in-person interviews. OEO will revisit this guidance when necessary as we assess the search environment at that time.

As Colorado State University now requires vaccinations against COVID-19, the following language may be added to job postings to notify potential applicants: Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here. This information is provided to potential applicants when they visit the CSU jobs website.

Do not hesitate to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for faculty and administrative professional searches at or (970) 491-5836 and the Employment Team in Human Resources for state classified searches at (970) 491-MyHR(6947) with any questions you may have.

For additional information, please consult the COVID-19 Human Resources FAQ to see if guidance has already been provided. If you have any questions, please reach out to OEO at