March 15, 2017
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
Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin, Liberal Leave in Effect for the Troy and Hartford Campuses for Wednesday, March 15
The Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses will be open on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Liberal Leave is in effect for both campuses.
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. Non-essential staff will not be charged accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO) for 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 Administrative 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 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Monday, March 13, 2017 are not eligible to receive "other paid time." Also, all staff requesting Liberal Leave must follow departmental procedures to request late arrival, an early departure or an approved absence.
The Division of Student Life leaders will ensure student services are available for residential and off-campus students on the Troy campus.
Classes: This week, academic classes are not in session due to the Rensselaer Spring Break from March 13-17. Classes will resume on Monday, March 20. The Division of Student Life leaders will ensure student services are available for residential and off-campus students on the Troy campus.
Shuttle Service: On Call/On Demand Rensselaer shuttle service will be available March 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Please call (518) 470-3397 for shuttle service pickup and drop-off throughout the campus shuttle stops and Rensselaer buildings only. Please expect slight delays due to the inclement weather.
For information regarding the policy of Liberal Leave for Rensselaer, please visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/QuickLinks/2014HRPolicy1500.3.Liberal%20Leave....
Please visit the Rensselaer Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/ throughout the day for additional updates and detailed information related to this weather bulletin.
In cases of emergency and inclement weather, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute uses multiple communications methods to reach the entire Rensselaer community as quickly as possible under changing circumstances.