The WSU Pullman campus closed to all but essential services (like meals for students, etc.) at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 31). Buildings will be locked at 1 p.m.
 
President Elson S. Floyd announced the decision about 8 a.m. Thursday because of the heavy snowfall, blowing and drifting that is forecast to continue throughout the day.
 
Here is information on leave policies from Human Resource Services:



 


LEAVE USAGE DURING SUSPENDED OPERATIONS for WSU EMPLOYEES

CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES


WAC 357-31-265


   


Do Civil Service employees need to account for their leave during suspended operations?

Civil Service employees not required to work during suspended operations must be allowed to use the following types of leave:



         

Personal holiday



         

Accrued vacation leave



         

Accrued compensatory time



         

Sick leave (after all other leaves are exhausted)

Upon approval of the supervisor an employee may be allowed to use leave without pay and/or given an opportunity to make up work time lost (as a result of suspended operations) within the work week.
  For overtime eligible employees, compensation for making up lost work time must be in accordance with WAC

357-28-255

,
357-28-260

, and
357-28-265

if it causes the employee to work in excess of forty hours in the workweek, and must be part of the employer’s suspended operations procedures. The amount of compensation earned under this section must not exceed the amount of salary lost by the employee due to suspended operation.

Refer to BPPM 60.57 for additional information regarding leave usage during suspended operations and inclement weather.


If a Civil Service employee showed up to work and went home due to suspended operations, how does the employee account for their leave?

An employee will be compensated for the hours of worked prior to operations being suspended at his or her regular rate of pay.
  Employees will use leave as stated above.
 

Overtime-eligible civil service employees receive compensation for overtime worked during the closure in accordance with WAC 357-28. See also 60.59.

Bargaining Unit Employees

Refer to their collective bargaining agreements http://www.hrs.wsu.edu/Labor%20Relations



 



 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES


Do
  Administrative Professional employees need to account for their leave during suspended operations?

Overtime eligible Administrative Employees not required to work during suspended operations must be allowed to use the following types of leave:



         

Personal holiday



         

Accrued vacation leave



         

Accrued compensatory time

Upon approval of the supervisor, an employee may be allowed to use leave without pay and/or opportunity to make up work time lost (as a result of suspended operations within the work week).
  Any work that caused the employee to work in excess of forty hours in the workweek will be compensated in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.


If an Administrative Professional employee showed up to work and went home due to suspended operations, how does the employee account for their leave?


An employee will be compensated for the hours of worked prior to operations being suspended at his or her regular rate of pay.
  Employees will use leave as stated above.

Overtime-eligible Administrative Professional
  employees receive compensation for overtime worked during the closure in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Refer to BPPM 50.40 for additional information regarding Suspended Operations.

FACULTY

Refer to the Faculty Manual
http://facsen.wsu.edu/faculty_manual/index.html


Contact the Office of the Provost 335-5581

Essential Personnel

Each department should have an emergency response plan identifying essential personnel.

The appointing authority or appropriate manager determines what personnel are essential .



Employees with questions about leave may contact HRS with questions
 at 335-4521 or e-mail hrs@wsu.edu.

 
Students and parents may contact the president’s office at 335-6666.