PRP 5205 - Severe Weather Policy

PRP 5205 - Severe Weather Policy

Issued By: Robert J. Parrish, V.P. for Administration

Effective Date: February 9, 1988

NOTES: Concurred upon by President's Cabinet February 5, 1988; Updated by GAC Spring 1999; By Forum February 2000, by GAC March 15, 2000. Approved by Forum March, 2000. Under review by GAC 2001. Revised by GAC and Secretariat, February 2002. Endorsed by Forum, April 3,2002. Updated class times March 2010.

In the event severe weather conditions threaten to disrupt class and/or administrative office schedules, the primary concern will be the safety and welfare of the students, faculty and staff. In such situations, the following procedure will be initiated:

  • The Vice President for Administration and Finance (or designee) will contact the Pennsylvania State Police and/or Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to ascertain the condition of roads.
  • The Vice President will confer with the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management to evaluate potential difficulties in keeping campus roads and parking areas cleared throughout the day.
  • The Vice President may confer with other members of the Executive Staff to develop a recommendation for the President on the status of classes/administrative offices.
  • If severe weather conditions exist prior to the start of the class/administrative office schedule, a decision will be made by 5:15 a.m.

Definitions:

Liberal Leave - employees must utilize annual, personal or documented compensatory time for work missed if they choose to leave campus or not to report to work. Under conditions of liberal leave, all supervisors/department chairpersons will approve submitted leave requests. Any employee who had leave scheduled prior to the cancellation/delay will be charged for that leave. Essential Employees - Employees who occupy positions that have been designated as essential will be required to report to work regardless of the status of the remainder of the university workforce if so directed. Compressed Classes - A class schedule that provides for the carrying out of instructional activity with shorter class periods as defined.

The president may invoke one of the following three options:

Bloomsburg University, Compressed Classes @ 10 A.M./Liberal Leave. If the classes and/or administrative office day have yet to begin, the compressed class schedule will be put into effect. Essential employees must report at the regular time, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All staff employees must report on time or utilize liberal leave. The following provides the compressed class schedule:

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Classes beginning between Adjusted meeting time
8 to 8:50 a.m. 10 to 10:40 a.m.
9 to 9:50 a.m. 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.
10 to 10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
11 to 11:50 a.m. 12:30 to 1:10 p.m.
12 to 12:50 p.m. 1:20 to 2 p.m.
1 to 1:50 p.m. 2:10 to 2:50 p.m.
2 to 2:50 p.m. 3 to 3:40 p.m.
3 to 4:15 p.m. 3:50 to 4:50 p.m.
4:30 to 5:45 p.m. 5 to 6:15 p.m.
6 p.m. and later 6:30 p.m. to end of class

 

Tuesday and Thursday
Classes beginning between Adjusted meeting time
8 to 9:10 a.m. 10 to 11 a.m.
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.
11 to 12:15 p.m. 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
2 to 3:15 p.m. 2:40 to 3:40 p.m.
3:30 to 4:45 p.m. 3:50 to 4:50 p.m.
5 to 6:15 p.m. 5 to 6:15 p.m.
6 p.m. and later 6:30 p.m. to end of class

NOTE: 1 day/wk classes (4p, 4:30p, 5p) meets at 5p until end of class

Bloomsburg University, Classes Canceled/Liberal Leave.

This decision will be made prior to or during the class and/or administrative office schedule. If the class schedule has begun, classes may be curtailed for the remainder of the day at a designated hour including evening classes. Essential employees must remain and/or report, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor, and all offices are open. All staff employees must report on time, remain at work or utilize “liberal leave”.

Bloomsburg University, Closed.

In extreme weather conditions the university will be closed. Essential employees must remain and/or report, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. Other employees are not required to take leave nor report to work.