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Weather Awareness

As we move into the spring and possible severe weather season, it is a good time for employees to review SDBOR Policy 4:40 and SDSU Policy 10:7 regarding emergency closings. 

Unless an emergency closing is announced, all SDSU employees including faculty are expected to report to work. However, during inclement weather, all employees are urged to use their own discretion in deciding whether they can safely commute to work. 

Campus Alert System

The university will use its campus alert system to notify employees of a closing or class cancellation. Additionally, the closing or cancellation will be announced to local radio stations and/or other media. The campus alert system can notify you via email, phone call and/or text message. You will need to ensure your information is correct in the system for how you want to be contacted in an emergency.
Instructions on updating campus alert information

When an emergency closing has not been declared, employees who do not report to work or wish to leave early have the option of taking vacation, accrued compensatory time, leave without pay or adjusting the work week. Employees who feel they cannot safely reach the worksite must take appropriate action to notify their supervisor that they will be absent from work. In the event offices at a campus are closed, employees not required to perform essential functions during the emergency will be granted paid administrative leave. Essential employees are determined by the supervisor and the applicable Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). 

For questions regarding appropriate leave usage during inclement weather or emergency closure, please contact Human Resources at 605-688-4128.

SDSU employees, including those at the extension, research and teaching centers around the state, need to stay alert and should confirm any closures or cancellations with their immediate supervisor. Those employees with a different BOR institution in their local area may opt in to receive the alerts from that institution as well.

If you are traveling, make sure others are aware of your travel. A great way to do this is by using the RAVE Guardian App.
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