Employees are entitled to paid time off without using accrued vacation or personal days only if the campus is closed. If employees are unable to report to work due to weather-related concerns under any other circumstances, the employee must use their accumulated vacation or personal holiday time.
The employee also has the option of time off with no pay. If a supervisor grants permission for an employee(s) to leave work early or arrive late, the work time missed is accounted for as vacation, personal holiday, or no pay. The policies can be found in University Policy HRG10 and are available for your review at the University's Policy Website: "Weather Day" Absences.
Faculty members should not cancel individual classes due to weather. Only the Chancellor has the authority to delay the class schedule or close the campus. Faculty are expected to make every reasonable attempt to meet with their class(es). If you are unable to come to campus, please contact Nicole Farls, administrative assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, at 724-773-3571 as soon as possible.
It can be confusing and disappointing for students when there are some classes being held while others have been cancelled, so it is important for us to be consistent as a campus.
Please be assured that the campus always strives to make informed decisions that balance student, faculty, and staff safety with the class time for which our students pay.