Without systemwide guidance from the CSU, individual campus administrations have been implementing different policies regarding the health and safety of employees as campuses initiate plans to return workers to campuses. In a June 29 letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, CSUEU President Neil Jacklin criticizes the CSU for lacking systemwide COVID-19 guidelines resulting in inconsistent – or non-existing – employee safety measures. Read the letter here . “The [CSU] Chancellor’s Office has been reluctant to create systemwide policies to protect the health of employees and students,” wrote Jacklin. “We are seeking your active intervention and assistance, and the engagement of legislative leaders responsible for providing oversight of CSU’s operations.” CSUEU is being forced to negotiate with each CSU campus to develop policies that would allow support staff to safely return to campus this fall. We are concerned this will result in a patchwork of inconsistent guidelines. Although the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in mid-March, more than three months later there are still no comprehensive CSU guidelines in response to the coronavirus. CSUEU advocates are pursuing all available avenues to hold the CSU administration accountable and to protect the health and safety of our members.