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Emergency and Closure Information

Starting June 2, managers have the authority to approve access to BPA facilities. Managers will no longer need to contact the Continuity Office and gain permission from the Incident Management Team to access facilities. Employees who are in telework status are required to obtain their manager's approval each time they need to enter a BPA facility. Access will only be granted for a business reason and must align with the following guidance.  

No access will be granted during shift changes for mission essential function workers from 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Munro, Dittmer and headquarters.

Additionally, at Dittmer, the West Lobby entrance is reserved for MEF workers. At headquarters, access to the fifth floor is reserved for MEF workers, Security and janitorial staff only. In the event that access to the fifth floor is required, use of a face covering is highly encouraged.

  • Managers are responsible for helping to minimize the exposure and headcount in facilities.  Prior to allowing access to a facility, managers will:
  • Ensure there is a business reason (i.e. needing access to the BUD, printing, or gathering key documents).
  • Have employees engage in a self-screen questionnaire.
  • Limit employee visits to two hours or less.
  • Ensure no more than 10 percent of their workgroup is in the facility at any one time.
  • Remind employees about social distancing and other safety measures prior to accessing facilities.

For more information

Please contact your manager for more information about this guidance.  See the frequently asked questions for other answers related to the transition back to the workplace and watch this video highlighting some of the changes at BPA facilities to mitigate the continued risks of COVID-19.
 
IT Remote Access Info:
BPA PIV VPN UserGuide
Accessing myPC remotely (Windows)
Accessing myPC remotely (Mac)

BPA Internal Communications (requires BPA network access)
BPA COVID-19 FAQ

For recorded information, call: 503-230-3333.

Telework 

Employees and contract personnel who do not have current telework agreements should be in contact with their managers. Until further notice, telework plans can now be authorized, or modified, via email in order to expedite arrangements in lieu of a signed agreement. The email must include the employee’s request and the manager’s approval.

Employees and contract personnel in a telework status who have BPA-issued laptops should use VPN to work remotely, not MyPC. Employees and contract personnel who elect to telework but do not have an issued laptop can access MyPC on a non-BPA computer. If you have never accessed MyPC on a non-BPA computer contact the IT Helpdesk at 503-230-4357. Help Desk personnel will work remotely and be available during normal operating hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you have concerns regarding current guidelines and telework status, go to the BPA Coronavirus and flu FAQs. If those do not answer your question, or if you have a more unique circumstance, please contact your manager or HR Help at 503-230-3230.

The Incident Management Team continues to evaluate and identify new processes to support BPA operations. Guidance will be issued as soon as new information is available.

BPA’s actions are consistent with guidance we are receiving from the federal coronavirus taskforce. Additionally, the Incident Management Team continues to monitor local, regional and national conditions and is following guidance established by the CDC, local health departments and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

BPA is committed to taking the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our workforce and ensure we can continue to serve our utility customers and the communities who depend on us for reliable power and transmission service.