Response to various emergencies

Emergency Designation

Response required

What others should do

Classes cancelled

Emergency Responders, Unit Managers and Essential Personnel should remain on campus until all students and non-essential staff are gone.

Leave the campus.

Electronic communication will be used to notify students, staff, faculty of situation.

Campus opening delayed

Emergency Responders respond to the initial emergency (snow plowing, etc.). On a case-by-case basis, Essential Personnel come to campus at normal scheduled times or according to unit manager decision.

Do not arrive on campus until designated opening time.

Electronic communication will be used to notify students, staff, faculty of situation.

Campus closed

Emergency responders come to campus as conditions evolve and need arises.

Do not come to campus. 

Electronic communication will be used to notify students, staff, faculty of situation.

If classes are cancelled or start is delayed, classified and unclassified employees are expected to report at the new designated start time and will be paid at regular salary. Classified and unclassified employees who chose not to report and are not taking sick leave will be required to use vacation time.

If the campus is closed, non-essential classified and unclassified employees are not required to report to work (i.e. time spent engaging in approved university work activities from a customary campus work location or alternative work site as determined by the unit manager or designee) and will be entitled to Emergency Leave Pay for up to fifteen (15) calendar days. Time cards will be marked accordingly. Faculty availability (defined by current WSU-AAUP contract article 7.4) will also be determined by class cancellation and campus closure due to emergencies such as weather.

*as of 10-14-13