2015-2016 Catalog

Emergencies—Information for Employees

In the event of cancellation of classes, nonteaching employees are still expected to report to work. Employees who are unable to report to work or to complete their work schedule due to adverse weather conditions may, with the approval of their supervisor, use personal leave, annual leave, salary-deferred pay or leave without pay to compensate for their absence.

Parking lots K (Student Union loop), D (south of Roberts Hall and Alex and Ani Hall) will be given priority for clearing during snow emergencies that result in class cancellation. This arrangement facilitates access to the dining center for resident students and provides a cleared parking area for nonteaching employees.

In extreme circumstances, when the governor officially orders a complete or partial shutdown of state services and/or orders the closure of state highways, the pay status of employees will be in accordance with the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or as agreed upon between the Rhode Island Board of Education and the unions representing the several bargaining units.