SCU depends upon personnel reporting to work daily and on time. It is important that employees maintain a good attendance record.
SCU does recognize that there are times when an employee will be unable to report to work because of personal illness or injury or because of an emergency involving your immediate family. In these instances, employees are expected to report to the immediate supervisor by 8:15 A.M. on the first day of absence. If an employee knows in advance of a needed absence, the immediate supervisor should be notified as far in advance as possible. Failure to report an absence within three working days could result in dismissal. Excessive lateness and absence, even though reported, may result in disciplinary action.
Weather related absences will follow these guidelines:
· The Provost, in consultation with the President, will make the decision to cancel classes for a given day.
· The Provost will notify the appropriate metro area television stations, so that the closing of the university will be on the school closing list at the earliest possible time. In some cases we may not be able to determine the conditions until the morning of the closure – between 5:30 and 7:00 A.M. on the day that classes will be cancelled. Area broadcasters will be informing the public during the morning news programs and running a listing of the closings during the other programming.
· A telephone network will be utilized to inform the staff of cancellations due to weather.
Source: Staff Handbook 2013, p8