Employee Pay During An Emergency Closure

Essential employees, described as those persons involved with the required operations of the campus, will be expected to staff their positions during an emergency. During a short-term emergency closure, non-exempt essential employees will be paid at their overtime hourly rate for the hours they work during the emergency closure. When the College re-opens, these employees will again be compensated at their regular hourly rate until the point at which they have worked forty hours that week. As always, they will be paid at their overtime hourly rate for time worked above forty hours. Such essential employees may include the heat plant crew, electric and plumbing shops, grounds crew, safety officers, residence hall staff, telecommunications and telephone operators, food service, housekeeping, and custodial and maintenance crews, and/or others whose expertise makes their services essential due to the nature of the particular emergency. Every effort will be made to inform essential employees immediately of their role in the emergency.  If the situation becomes long-term (three or more days), the College's Administrative Committee may decide to change the rates of compensation described above. Employees will be informed as soon as possible if such a change is made.

 

Non-exempt employees whose work is not essential during an emergency closure will be compensated at their regular rate of pay for regularly scheduled hours whether or not they work during a short-term emergency closure of the College. If the situation becomes long-term (three or more days), the College's Administrative Committee may decide to change the rate of compensation described above.  Employees will be informed as soon as possible if such a change is made.