- Issue Date: March 14, 2003
- Primary Contact: Director of Human Resources
- Responsible Member of Directorate: President and Director
- Responsible Office: Human Resources
- The basic policy of the Institution is that it is open at
all times to accommodate its research mission (with the Institution's
official business and operating hours being 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday). From time to time, weather conditions
may be severe enough to affect road conditions and, in turn,
affect employee attendance.
Prior to the beginning of the workday, the Director or designee may officially close the Institution for a partial or full day for all except those required to perform essential services. Employees should check the Employee Announcement Service (508-289-2120, 508-457-2120) for notification.
During a regular workday, the Director or designee may officially close the Institution and will advise Department Chairs and Administrative Managers to release employees early.
- Employee absences are to be handled as follows:
A. Employees who are required to work or who choose to work (at the Institution or at home) when the Institution is officially closed are to charge time worked to their applicable project(s)/cost center(s).
B. Employees who do not work when the Institution is officially closed are to charge Emergency Leave based on the hours the Institution is closed and the employee's regularly scheduled hours for the day.
C. Employees who are scheduled to work but do not work when the Institution is open are to charge Vacation or time without pay.
D. Employees on travel status are to charge their applicable project(s)/cost center(s).
E. Employees on scheduled vacation are to charge Vacation. This includes the time that the Institution is closed.
F. Employees who are ill are to charge Occasional Illness. This includes the time that the Institution is closed.
G. Employees working away from the Institution and not affected by the inclement weather are to charge time worked to their applicable project(s)/cost center(s).