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Emergency Procedure

There are a few categories of College responses to serious inclement weather and/or emergency conditions. Which one applies is noted in announcements on most AM radio stations.  Please make sure you are listening to a station that carries such news.

If the announcement is not clear as to which condition applies, call the College’s Weather Line at 888-3131 (updated 7 a.m. daily), your supervisor or log on to the Canisius College home page at www.canisius.edu to confirm whether the “College is Closed” or “Classes are Canceled.”

COLLEGE CLOSING AND CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

WEATHER OR EMERGENCY CONDITIONS EXIST IN SURROUNDING AREA, BUT THE COLLEGE REMAINS OPEN AND CLASSES ARE IN SESSION

On such days that hazardous conditions exist in surrounding areas, but do not affect the college, the college will remain open and classes will be in session.  Students who are absent on such days will be responsible for making up any work missed.  Employees who do not report must notify their supervisors.  Full-time employees who do not report may charge such absence to earned vacation, personal leave or family leave time; part-time employees may charge earned vacation or earned paid days (PTD).

CLASSES ARE CANCELED

On days where it becomes clear that we are likely to have a large number of class cancellations, the college may elect to cancel classes but otherwise leave the college open for business.  If our media announcements say “Classes Canceled”, the college offices will remain open and all administrators and staff are expected to report to work.  Employees who do not report must notify their supervisors. All full-time employees who do not report may charge such absence to earned vacation, personal leave, or family leave time; part-time employees may charge to earned vacation or earned paid days (PTD).

COLLEGE IS CLOSED

If our media announcements say that the “College is Closed” only essential operating personnel are to report. Essential operating personnel include all Public Safety officers and staff, all Facility Management administrators and staff, food service and certain other administrators and staff. All full-time (essential and non-essential) personnel who do not work will charge absence to earned vacation, personal leave or family leave time; part-time employees may charge to earned vacation or earned paid days (PTD).

EARLY DISMISSALS DUE TO WEATHER

When employees are officially dismissed prior to the end of their normal shift due to weather conditions, they will be paid their regular wages for the day.  Employees leaving before the officially designated time of dismissal will not be paid beyond time of departure.

VACATION LEAVE

When administrators and staff are on scheduled vacation leave and the College closes due to weather and/or emergency conditions, vacation leave is recorded as scheduled. Administrators and staff do not receive additional time off.

effective 10/15/15