Inclement Weather Bulletin, Liberal Leave in Effect for the Troy and Hartford Campuses for Wednesday, March 15

12:32am | Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Inclement Weather Bulletin – Campus Closed, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Troy and Hartford Campuses

6:27am | Tuesday, March 14, 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

Date: March 14, 2017

Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin – Campus Closed, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Troy and Hartford Campuses

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Blizzard Warning for today, Tuesday, March 14, for the New York Capital Region, and the Hartford metropolitan areas. Severe conditions are expected to continue into Wednesday.

The extreme winter storm is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, as a result Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York. The Governor has directed non-essential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge personal time accruals.

Given the forecast and the New York state of emergency, Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses will be closed today.

Essential operations will be provided on campus and the Division of Student Life leaders are expected to ensure student services are available for residential and off-campus students on the Troy campus. Campus Shuttle services on the Troy campus will not be available.

Essential Staff, as designated by their Administrative Vice President or Academic Dean are required to report to work at their normal work shift as scheduled or remain at work. Essential Staff will be paid in accordance with applicable Institute Policies.

Non-essential staff will not be charged accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO) during the campus closure. The absence will be coded on payroll timesheets as "other paid time" (OTH). Staff members who have scheduled PTO or bereavement leave on or before Tuesday, March 14, are not eligible to receive “other paid time.”

For information regarding the Institute Closings Policy (HR Policy #1500.1), please visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/policy/2016HRPolicy/HRPolicyGuidelines2016Sec...

Please visit the 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.

All Clear: Inclement Weather for Feb. 13 Is Over

5:36pm | Monday, February 13, 2017

2-13-17 Inclement Weather Follow-Up

10:49am | Monday, February 13, 2017

2-13-17 Inclement Weather Follow-Up

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. During this inclement weather event, one communication did include an error, and we apologize for any confusion this may have created.

Liberal leave is in effect for the Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses this morning, Monday, February 13, and classes will proceed on the normal schedule.

We expect some delays will occur as faculty and students navigate the roads and walkways, and we ask for your continued patience throughout the class day. Students may be tardy, buses may be delayed, facilities may be slightly altered by accumulated snow, and we appreciation your accommodation for these conditions.

Our goal is to communicate as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your patience with our system.

2-13-17 Update Inclement Weather Bulletin – Classes on Normal Schedule; Liberal Leave for Troy and Hartford Campuses

7:37am | Monday, February 13, 2017

2-13-17 Update Inclement Weather Bulletin – Classes on Normal Schedule; Liberal Leave for Troy and Hartford Campuses

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for today, Monday, for the New York Capital Region and Hartford areas.

Rensselaer Liberal Leave is in effect for the Troy and Hartford Campuses.

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses are open for business.
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).

For information regarding the policy of Liberal Leave for Rensselaer, please visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/QuickLinks/2014HRPolicy1500.3.Liberal%20Leave....

Classes will take place on the normal class schedule.

Normal Shuttle Service will be available on Monday, February, 13. Please expect slight delays due to the inclement weather.

Essential staff designated by their Administrative Vice President or Academic Dean are required to report to work their normal work shift as scheduled.

The Division of Student Life leaders will ensure student services are available for residential and off-campus students on the Troy campus.

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 Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/ throughout the day for additional updates, class schedule changes and detail information related to this weather bulletin.

2-12-17 Inclement Weather Bulletin

8:07pm | Sunday, February 12, 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

Date: February 12, 2017

Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin – Liberal Leave in Effect for the Troy and Hartford Campuses.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm warnings today, Sunday, and expected to continue through Monday for the New York Capital Region and Hartford areas. Rensselaer invokes Liberal Leave for the Troy and Hartford campuses.

On Monday, February 13, 2017, the Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses are open for business.

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 Monday, February 13, 2017 and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Friday, February 10, 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.

For information regarding the policy of Liberal Leave for Rensselaer, please visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/QuickLinks/2014HRPolicy1500.3.Liberal%20Leave....

Shuttle Service will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday morning and please expect slight delays due to the inclement weather.

Please visit the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/ throughout the day for additional updates, class schedule changes and detail information related to this weather bulletin.

All Clear: Inclement Weather Bulletin for Feb. 9 Is Over

7:30am | Friday, February 10, 2017

Inclement Weather Bulletin Update

12:24pm | Thursday, February 9, 2017

All classes on the Rensselaer Troy campus are cancelled for Thursday, Feb. 9. Shuttle bus service is also cancelled for today. For more information, visit: alert.rpi.edu.

2-9-17 Inclement Weather Bulletin

7:38am | Thursday, February 9, 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

Date: February 9, 2017

Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin – Liberal Leave in Effect: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. classes are cancelled on the Troy Campus; and Evening classes are cancelled on the Hartford Campus

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm warnings today for the New York Capital Region and Hartford areas. Rensselaer invokes Liberal Leave for the Troy and Hartford campuses.

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses are open for business.

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 Thursday, February 9, 2017 and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Tuesday, January 24, 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.

For information regarding the policy of Liberal Leave for Rensselaer, please visit http://www.rpi.edu/dept/hr/QuickLinks/2014HRPolicy1500.3.Liberal%20Leave....

Rensselaer Classes: The 8 am and 10 am classes are cancelled on the Troy Campus, and normal class schedule will begin at 12 noon today. Evening classes are cancelled on the Hartford campus.

Shuttle Service will begin at 11am today and will have slight delays.

Please visit the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/ throughout the day for additional updates, class schedule changes, and detail information related to this weather bulletin.

RPI Alert

9:41am | Monday, September 19, 2016

WHAT IS IT?

RPIAlert is an urgent mass notification system by which the Institute can notify campus constituents of an active, major campus emergency. The system Includes:

  • Text messages (SMS) to cell phones
  • Voice messages to phones
  • Email messages to designated addresses

WHEN IS IT USED?

Examples of when the RPIAlert system will be used include:

  • Hazardous material spill/exposure impacting a significant portion of campus
  • Severe weather such as a tornado reported to be approaching the campus
  • An active shooter or other reported immediate life-safety threat on campus