During these periods of inclement weather, it is understood that occurrences of tardiness and potential absences may occur. While it is an expectation that employees will make every effort to report to work on time and as scheduled, employees should use their best judgment before exposing themselves to safety risks while traveling during hazardous weather conditions. In any event, employees are required to notify his/her supervisor of their reporting to work status.
Employees who are unable to arrive at work
as scheduled may choose one of three options.
1. Receive no pay for the period of absence or tardiness.
2. Utilize accumulated vacation time to cover the period of absence or tardiness.
3. Make up lost time during the same workweek as approved by his/her supervisor.
From time to time the President may declare
a “weather emergency,” resulting in late opening,
early closure or complete closure of the
University. During the period of “declared”
weather emergency, employees who are
scheduled to work will be compensated in the
following manner. There is no comp time
provided to employees who are not scheduled to
work during the period of the declared weather
• If in a period of late opening, early closure or complete closure, employees are granted paid administrative leave with no loss of pay or charge to vacation accrual.
• Employees are discouraged from reporting to work during periods of late opening or staying past an early closure. However, if such should occur, either at the employees’ own initiative or at the request of a supervisor, the employee will not receive additional compensation but will be allowed to take an equivalent amount of time off during the same workweek as approved by his/her supervisor.
• Some work is considered to be “essential” and certain designated employees are required to work during the period of the declared weather emergency. These employees, if nonexempt (paid on an hourly basis), will be paid at their normal hourly rate and will earn comp time (for the hours worked during the “declared” emergency) to be utilized at a later date, and as approved by his/ her supervisor. Supervisors should note the worked hours that are eligible for comp time in the departmental personnel file. These employees will also be eligible for overtime pay if worked hours exceeds 40 during the workweek.
• Any employee on approved vacation or medical (sick) leave shall not be required to use accumulated leave for any hours when the University President has placed the University on a late opening, early closure or complete closure due to inclement weather conditions.