University Reminds Staff, Faculty of Inclement Weather Procedure

Posted: January 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With winter weather just around the corner, the university community is reminded of key elements of George Mason’s inclement weather procedure. Following are highlights:

  • When George Mason opens late, that time will coincide with class and/or exam schedules.
  • All three campuses are not required to be closed or open at the same time.
  • Regarding closings or late openings, every attempt will be made to make all decisions no later than 6 a.m.
  • The university’s liberal leave policy is defined as follows: Any employee may charge an absence to annual leave or another available balance without advance supervisory approval if weather conditions make the commute to work too hazardous.
  • An “essential” employee refers to those employees required to work during emergency closings because their positions have been designated as essential to their specific operations.
  • Human Resources is responsible for maintaining and running George Mason’s internal snow tree. The snow tree is triggered when a decision is made by the senior vice president and/or provost to close down the university early.

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