Essential / Critical Employees
In the event of emergency situations, such as severe weather conditions or pandemic flu, the University may suspend normal operations and classes. If normal activities are suspended, all employees whose positions are designated as essential and/or critical must report to campus (or remain on campus) or to another designated area to assess the University's operations, protect its assets and provide critical services to the University community.
It is the responsibility of the University to ensure that all conditions in the buildings and on campus grounds are safe and other required services performed by University employees are available when there is a weather or other emergency condition. Essential and/or Critical Employees are generally defined as those whose duties and responsibilities are considered mandatory for carrying out operational or life-safety services for the University including the continued mission-critical functioning of academic, enrollment management and scholarly research activities.