Updated August 4 2021

News and information concerning the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness services that are impacted by COVID-19.


 Fall 2021 COVID-19 Management and Guidance Plans (August 5, 2021)

Campus Messages from the Vice President of HROE

Provost Campus Messages Archive

Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

Return-to-Campus Plans for Texas A&M University

As a result of Governor Abbott's executive order of April 27 (GA-18) which laid out the plan for the reopening of Texas, we have developed a three-phase return-to-campus plan informed by guidance from state and federal officials.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers including Texas A&M University System members to provide two forms of paid leave to assist employees impacted by COVID-19: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA).

New Hiring Authorization Process for Staff (non-faculty) Positions

On March 26, 2020, President Young announced a new hiring authorization process requiring his approval for all recruiting, selection, and hiring activities for the foreseeable future.

MD LIVE Inc. Telehealth Services at No Cost to A&M Care Members

Get access to care 24 hours a day, seven days a week by online video, mobile app or phone.

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp has temporarily reduced the copay for MD LIVE Inc Telehealth services to $0 beginning 3/19/2020, in an effort to facilitate access to medical care for all A&M Care members. MDLive Virtual Visits is a feature through the BCBS A&M Care Health Plans that lets you visit independently contracted MDLIVE board-certified doctors when you may need care or have medical questions. Plus, they may even write and send prescriptions to a nearby pharmacy (when appropriate).

You may want to have a virtual visit:

  • Instead of going to the ER or urgent care for non-emergency visits
  • If your doctor is booked
  • While at home, work, or on-the-go

This alternative provides safe and convenient care for 50+ non-emergency medical and behavioral health conditions 24/7/365, including the common cold and flu, ear problems, headaches, nausea and more.

To use MDLive, have your BCBSTX member ID card ready, and:

  • Go to MDLive and activate your account,
  • Download the MDLive app on your phone, or
  • Call customer service at (888) 680-8646.

If you have questions, call (888) 680-8646 to speak with a MD LIVE Inc. Telehealth Services representative.

HROE Meetings

While the recommendation to facilitate meetings virtually whenever possible still applies, we understand that some university business requires face-to-face meetings. Internal meetings may include as many individuals as necessary while still accomplishing social distancing (6 feet).

HROE Appointments Only, No Walk-ins

Meetings with HROE staff are by appointment only, no walk-ins please. Contact HROE via email here.

HR Liaison Network News (LNN)

Important HR and Payroll information for departmental HR Liaisons.

Financial Wellness Resources