The following departments are considered essential in the event of a university delay/closing due to hazardous conditions unless otherwise notified by the appropriate vice president. Employees assigned to these departments are expected to report for their scheduled shift in the event of a university delay/closing.
There are three possible situations, each requiring a different definition of essential personnel. It is understood that unusual, unanticipated circumstances may necessitate management bringing in other departments or personnel in any of these situations.
Situation 1: Winter Break - (no students or employees on campus except Utility Plant and Police). Utility Plant and Police are considered essential.
Situation 2: Semester Break - (no students on campus; staff employees on campus). The following departments are considered essential--Utility Plant, Grounds, Garage/Transportation, Police.
Situation 3: University is in full session - (students, faculty and staff on campus). The following departments are considered essential--Police, all employees assigned in the Physical Plant (except employees assigned in the Planning and Construction Department and the clerical staff), Library personnel (designated personnel in Access and Reference Services), Networking and Telecommunications manager, Technology Support Services (one systems administrator), Residence Life staff, Student Health Center, Food Services, Recreation Center, and designated Kehr Union staff.
In departments where there is more than one shift, employees are to report for their scheduled shift, unless otherwise notified.