Inclement Weather Policy (HR 510)
Valhalla College employees may determine the College’s situation during inclement weather by utilizing any of the following procedures:
**Employees should periodically re-check the website and the Inclement Weather phone line in the event that a normal opening is updated to a delayed opening or a delayed opening is updated to a closing.
There are three levels of operations in inclement weather situations: Closed; Open for Classes Only and Open, Business as Usual. The following is a guideline that should be used in determining which individuals should report for work during each level of operation:
College employees who report to work after the announced opening time or who do not report for work will not be paid, unless a valid reason is provided and approved by their supervisor. Arrangements can be made to charge time off to personal time or vacation.
Level A or Level B Faculty and Staff should be identified and notified of their designation, so that they can be prepared to follow the procedures indicated on the first page during inclement weather. Identification should be made in terms of essential operational and building services, the educational mission of the school, time-sensitive research and the care of patients.
Prior to making the Level A and B designations, budgets should be reviewed. Non-exempt and union employees who perform essential services under situation A and B are to be paid premium overtime for hours worked during inclement weather plus their regular pay for the day when the College is Closed or Open for Classes Only. Faculty and Staff who are not requested to come to work will be paid their regular rate of pay for their regular scheduled hours. Hours should be recorded on the timesheet as “Q”, excused with pay.
It is very likely that the College will have to implement this Inclement Weather procedure soon. It is, therefore, imperative that employees in each department be notified of their designation as Level A or Level B so that they can be prepared to respond to the College Inclement Weather Announcement from their supervisor, on the Inclement Weather Telephone Line (914) 594-3600 or on the College Website.
Please post this notice in your department and/or distribute it to department Faculty and Staff for their information and utilization.
Announcements will be recorded on the NYMC Inclement Weather Telephone line, (914) 594-3600 by 6:30 AM.