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During this rapidly evolving situation, CHPRC is committed to keeping all of our team members informed regarding any new developments that may impact their health and safety. Check this webpage frequently for up-to-date information regarding work from home, important contact information and time keeping information.



 To ensure the safety of the Hanford workforce, the Hanford site remains in an essential mission critical operations posture. Only essential personnel should report to work on the Hanford site or facilities in Richland.




Enjoy this video, where members from CHPRC wish you and your families good health and a reminder that you’re not alone. We’re all in this #ApartTogether.





Temporary authorized work location (TAWL) allows approved employees to work at an alternate location for all or part of their assigned work schedule. A TAWL may be requested by an employee or mandated by management. For help getting connected to HLAN and other hot topics, view the Telework Information webpage.



Non-essential personnel:

  • Use the new, temporary attendance code, COV (similar to how R time is used) if you are not performing any work on site and are not able to telework.
  • If you are authorized to telework and have meaningful work to complete associated with the Hanford mission, you should continue to do so. These employees will use the attendance code TRW for time worked and COV to augment any other time not worked for the balance of their regular schedule. Please refer to PRC-MD-HR-54502 (Temporary Alternate Work Locations) for telework requirements.

Essential personnel:

  • Only designated essential personnel or those directed by your manager should report to work in person. These employees will use attendance code RW if they are in the workplace or TRW if they are teleworking.
  • If you are designated as essential personnel (or directed by your manager) and only work a partial day to complete a task, the time on site should be recorded using the RW attendance code and COV to augment any time not worked for the balance of your regular schedule.
  • In no case should COV time be used as a substitute for PTB or any other planned absence. Employees that would otherwise not be at work should charge to the appropriate absence code (i.e., PTB) and should not charge to COV.
  • Subcontract or staff augmented employees who are authorized to telework may continue to do so for any meaningful work they have. These employees should follow charging instructions from their employer.

Additional Guidance

  • During normal working hours, individuals are required to be “fit for duty” and available for job assignments within your normal commute time (approximately one hour.) Note: If you are not available, have a personal illness or are out of town, you should use the normal absence code (i.e., PTB).
  • Individuals who are authorized to telework should maximize this tool to support ongoing work activities and prepare advanced work products to support the eventual return to operations.
  • Timecards for those who do not have access to telework, including bargaining unit employees, will be auto-populated with the COV attendance code so that payroll can be processed. These individuals will be required to concur with their timecards when they return to work.


  • Those who currently receive direct deposit will have their payroll processed as normal.
  • Those who normally pick up a hard copy payroll check will not be able to do so during a site closure. Payroll will be contacting these employees directly to work with them on setting up direct deposit. Otherwise, hard copy checks will be mailed to the home address listed in the employee record. Employees can contact ^Paymaster or (509) 376-6768 with any questions.


 Human Resource Representatives
 IT Help Desk, 509-376-1234


Thank you for all you are doing to maintain the health and safety of yourselves, your coworkers and your family.

Last Updated 04/03/2020 10:50 AM