Inclement Weather Procedure 

Students and employees should review the Inclement Weather Procedure for information about where to find weather notificiations and when to attend class.


For Employees:

Under the Inclement Weather Procedure, there are three Adverse Weather Conditions:

Condition 1 - Reduced Operations

Mandatory Personnel: Employees who have been issued advance written notice on a standing basis by the appropriate supervisor/manager requiring that they report to work on their regular schedule – generally because they are in positions designated as “mandatory for the operation of the institution.” Employees must make necessary arrangements to report to work as quickly and safely as possible.  Failure to report when required may result in disciplinary action; and requires the hours missed to be charged to leave or without pay.

Non-Mandatory Personnel: Other employees are encouraged to report to work or remain at work. However, the College recognizes that factors such as transportation, school closings, and other childcare arrangements are considerations, and non-mandatory personnel are permitted to determine for themselves whether they should report and can do so safely.

Faculty who have scheduled classes – but who are unable to report on a day when classes are being held under adverse weather advisory – should make every effort to notify class participants in advance to the extent possible of class cancellation.
On a specific event/condition basis, other employees may be required to report to work. Employees are responsible for ensuring they can be reached via valid contact information.

If the President or Senior Vice President announces that classes are being held under adverse weather condition 1, the following rules apply:
Students who miss scheduled activities will be allowed to make up any work missed.
Faculty members should make arrangements to complete all interrupted activities.

Condition 2- Suspended Operations

When the College is under suspended operations or closed, no faculty members, or staff members are expected to be on campus except:

Mandatory Employees: Employees must make necessary arrangements to report to work as quickly and safely as possible. Failure to report when required may result in disciplinary action; and

Any other employee who is notified by an appropriate supervisor on a situation-specific basis to report to work in spite of suspended operations. Employees are responsible for ensuring they can be reached via valid contact information.

Condition 3- Closure

When the College is closed, no faculty members, or staff members are expected to be on campus except:

Mandatory Employees: Employees must make necessary arrangements to report to work as quickly and safely as possible. Failure to report when required may result in disciplinary action and requires the hours missed to be charged to leave or without pay; and

Any other employee who is notified by an appropriate supervisor on a situation-specific basis to report to work in spite of closing. Employees are responsible for ensuring they can be reached via valid contact information

Location and Affected Facilities

All College-affiliated facilities in Durham and Orange counties are subject to these procedures, and must remain open with at least skeleton staffing unless there is an official announcement or adverse weather conditions by the President or Senior Vice President.

Employees who work in alternate locations not affected by the adverse weather or unusual conditions are expected to work their normal schedule.