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 8, 2015
Re: Inclement Weather Bulletin - Liberal Leave in Effect
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm warnings for the New York Capital Region and Hartford areas. In anticipation of inclement weather beginning tonight and tomorrow, Liberal Leave is invoked for employees on both campuses.
On Monday, February 9, 2015, 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, and a grace period to leave two-hours earlier at the end of their normal work shift, if inclement weather continues, and approved by an immediate supervisor. Non-essential staff will not be charged accrued Paid Time-Off (PTO) for using either 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 Monday, February 9, 2015 and who have scheduled Paid Time Off ("PTO"), or bereavement leave on or before Monday, February 9, 2015 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....
For information about the cancellation of classes for Monday, February 9, 2015, visit the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/public_safety/.