01 26 2015 Inclement Weather Bulletin

5:47pm | Monday, January 26, 2015

To: The Rensselaer Community - Troy and Hartford Campuses

From: Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. President
Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Professor of Engineering Sciences

Date: January 26, 2015

Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the Hartford area, and a Winter Storm Warning for the New York Capital Region. As a result, the following protocols are being implemented based on the anticipation of inclement weather for tonight and tomorrow morning.

Hartford Campus

Evening classes on Monday, January 26, 2015 are cancelled. On January 27, 2015, the Hartford campus will be closed and all evening classes are cancelled. All absences are to be coded on payroll timesheets as "other paid time" (OTH). Please be advised that staff who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on January 26 or 27 are not eligible to receive "other paid time."

Troy Campus

Rensselaer's Liberal Leave policy is invoked for the Troy campus on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, effective 6:00 a.m. For information about the cancellation of classes for Tuesday, January 27, visit the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/.

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Rensselaer Troy campus is open for business, and all non-essential staff, who report to work, are provided a grace period to arrive two-hours later to the start of their normal work shift, and/or a grace period to leave two-hours earlier at the end of their normal work shift. Non-essential staff will not be charged accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO) for using either of the two-hour grace periods. Any absence or departure beyond the two-hour 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 report to work their normal work shift as scheduled.

Please be advised that staff that do not report to work for their normal work shift on Tuesday, January 27, and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Tuesday, January 27, 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 an absence.

To view the full text of Rensselaer's Liberal Leave Policy, visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/QuickLinks/2014HRPolicy1500.3.Liberal%20Leave...

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 or visit their website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/.