Human Resources

Appendix S - Policy on Limiting University Operations Because of Emergency Conditions

The decision to cancel classes, to shutdown the University, or to take other appropriate actions in response to emergency situations shall be made by the President or his designee.

  1. University Advisory. This action authorizes:
    • Nonessential employees, upon notice of University advisory, to leave work after notifying their supervisor. Employees leaving work shall use accrued vacation time, compensatory time, or approved leave without pay.
    • Nonessential employees scheduled for shifts starting after notice of a University advisory, to contact their supervisors for approval to not report for work. Employees not reporting for work shall use accrued vacation time, compensatory time, or approved leave without pay.
    • Employees in essential positions to work their regular shifts at straight-time pay, if required, during this period.
  2. University Shutdown. If the University is shut down, employees will be dismissed from and paid for their regular working shift. Employees working in essential positions may be required to work their regular hours during a total shutdown.
  3. Essential versus nonessential employees will be determined by the supervisor and will depend on the nature of the advisory situation.
  4. If classes are not canceled, students should arrange with faculty to complete academic course requirements missed during the time of the advisory.
  5. If classes only are canceled, faculty, administrative, and Civil Service employees will be required to be at all regular work assignments, consistent with provisions listed above.
  6. If classes only are canceled, faculty members will inform students at a later time how missed course activities will be satisfied.

It is understood that normal University operations will be disrupted during a University shutdown or advisory. This may include snow removal, mail delivery, custodial services, etc.

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