Updates to Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy for remote teaching, learning and working

The College has updated the Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy with new practices for inclement weather events in the current era of telecommuting and given the mix of remote and in-person instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a reminder, in a situation where there is inclement weather, but offices are open, employees must use their best judgment as to whether or not they feel comfortable traveling on the roadways. In these circumstances, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to travel to campus. The College asks that employees make an effort to notify supervisors of their planned absence and their intention to use leave credits, as appropriate.

While the current telecommuting policy is in effect, employees who can perform their work from home in accordance with that policy do not need to charge accruals.

“Essential state employees” are expected to report to work. Employees are designated as “essential” during inclement weather if they are employed in positions that must be staffed to preserve the public safety or welfare of the campus community. If you are uncertain about which category of employee you are, contact your supervisor.

When the College makes the decision to delay or cancel in-person classes due to severely inclement weather or other emergency situations, this does not apply to online classes. However, faculty members who are unable to host online class meetings as scheduled are encouraged to notify students as quickly as possible upon making that determination.

The full Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy is available online.