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Campus Safety and Emergency Services

Inclement Weather/Severe Storm Closing

Scope

Faculty, staff, and students

Policy Statement

The University remains open and observes its schedules in all weather, unless the determination is made by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer that current weather conditions warrant closing. In the event of extreme weather emergency conditions, instructions will be communicated to the University community.

Pay practices for employees continuing to work after an announced closing time will be communicated by the chief human resources officer.

In exceptional circumstances during inclement weather, an individual employee may have a compelling need to leave work or to be absent even though the University officially remains open. In such cases, the respective dean, department head or director may permit an employee to be absent, but with the understanding that the absence will be charged against "Personal Business Days" or "Floating Holidays."

Policy Administration

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Amended: May 2007


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