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Catastrophic Closing Pay

Policy No.: 3-18 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Catastrophic Closing Pay

Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 08/01/04  

Exempt staff



If the University is closed due to catastrophe, and employees are instructed not to report to work, full-time and part-time regular staff employees will be paid for up to 5 days for the days they would have normally worked had the University been open. If the University remains closed for more than 5 days, the President’s Cabinet will decide if additional days will be paid. In such a situation, the Cabinet would, based on the circumstances, decide whether employees would remain employed on unpaid leave with or without benefits, or would be terminated. Any termination of faculty employment would occur according to the Financial Exigency provisions of the Faculty Handbook.

If employees were to lose eligibility for benefits, they would be eligible to continue medical benefits through COBRA.