Essential Employees

Essential employees are those individuals who must report to work, be “on call” to report to work, and/or work remotely if required in order to maintain the critical functions of the University during scheduled closures or an unscheduled suspension of normal operations due to emergencies, events, or other situations. Essential employees play an important role in maintaining the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff who may be remaining on site throughout emergency events.

Employees who are unsure whether they are designated as essential should speak with their supervisor. Whenever possible, essential employees should be designated in advance of an emergency occurrence. In the event an unpredictable situation occurs, the University reserves the right to require employees to be designated on an ad hoc basis as essential employees.

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