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Term Details - Essential Personnel

Employees who are expected to report for work even if the University is otherwise closed or operating under atypical conditions due to events such as adverse weather or other emergencies. "Essential personnel" include employees who have been issued advance written instructions on a standing basis by the appropriate department head requiring that they report to work on their regular schedule in spite of closing—generally because they are in positions designated as “required for the essential operations of the institution." Essential personnel also includes any other employee who is notified by an appropriate supervisor on a situation-specific basis to report to work in spite of a closing. Employees are responsible for ensuring they can be reached via valid contact information. Employees whose positions have been designated as “essential” under sections are required to report and must make all necessary arrangements to do so as quickly and safely as possible.

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