Due to the inclement weather today, Friday, February 14, Rensselaer's Liberal Leave policy is invoked for both the Troy and Hartford campuses.
Rensselaer campuses will open for business at 10 a.m. today. All regular classes will resume at noon (12 p.m.). Student interviews with corporate partners at the Center for Career and Professional Development will continue today.
All non-essential staff are provided a grace period to arrive two-hours late to their normal work shift. Non-essential staff will not be charged accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO) for the two-hour grace period granted. Any absence or departure beyond the two-hour late arrival grace period will require staff to use their accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO). The two-hour grace period is to be coded on payroll timesheets as "other paid time" (OTH).
Essential staff designated by their Vice President or Academic Dean are required to continue to work their normal work shift as scheduled.
Please be advised that staff that did not report to work for their normal work shift on Friday, February 14, and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Friday, February 14, are not eligible to receive "other paid time." In addition, all staff requesting Liberal Leave must follow departmental procedures to request late arrival, an early departure or absenteeism.
The Vice President for Student Life will ensure student services are available for residential and off-campus students on the Troy campus.
To view the full text of Rensselaer's Liberal Leave Policy, visithttp://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/policy/2011LiberalLeave.pdf.
For accurate and detailed information regarding delayed openings, campus closing and/or cancellation of classes, please contact Rensselaer's Department of Public Safety information line at (518) 276-6600.