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Lauren McCarthy


'Smoke and mirrors': Employee report calls out UNC administration's 'toxic positivity'

The same day that the Employee Forum released a report urging UNC administrators to address the concerns and frustrations of employees due to COVID-19, the University released a video thanking its employees for Employee Appreciation Day on Oct. 28. Some called it a timely coincidence. Others called it another instance of “toxic positivity.” The report highlighted the effects that COVID-19 has had on employees and provided recommendations for campus leadership to address some of these concerns.  It stated that staff members often feel left out of University communication and decision-making and that their needs were an “afterthought” once students and faculty’s needs were addressed.

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