Inclement Weather and Other Emergencies (D-19.1)
Original Implementation: June 1, 1990
Last Revision: October 18, 2010
In the event inclement weather or other conditions impede the normal operations of the university, the president may declare an emergency, cancel classes, and close university offices for an appropriate period. The president's decision may be provided to the news media by the Office of Public Affairs. In the absence of a specific announcement otherwise, faculty, staff and students should assume normal operation of the university.
If the president declares an emergency, cancels classes, and/or closes university offices, certain critical areas shall be required to continue operations. These are:
- University Police - Employees designated by the chief of university police.
- Physical Plant - Employees designated by the director of the physical plant department.
- Housing - Employees designated by the director of residence life.
- Student Center - Employees designated by the director of student services.
- Any other area deemed critical by an appropriate vice president.
Employees who are required to report to work during the period the university is closed may receive compensatory time. Employees who voluntarily report to work during the period the university is closed shall not receive compensatory time. Employees who are on vacation or sick leave during the period the university is closed will not be charged for leave.
The provisions of this policy apply to all employees, regardless of the nature of their employment or the time of their work shift.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: President
Contact For Revision: Vice President for University Affairs