Weather Emergencies

Because Princeton is a residential community, the University needs to remain open at all times. There are occasions, however, when there is a weather emergency that the University announces a delayed arrival time, an early dismissal time or remains open for critical staff only. In all cases, you must use your best judgment in determining your own safety when traveling to and from home.

The following information describes when you are expected to report — or not report — to work during a weather emergency and what pay rate you will receive, depending on the circumstances. Overtime practices apply only to biweekly-paid staff. For more information, refer to the annual planning memo sent to office heads and department managers.

For more detailed information, please refer to policy 5.0.4 Essential Services During Emergencies or Other Conditions.
 
For more information, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions

Regular Employees 

Delayed Arrival Condition

Reports — by delayed arrival time
Compensation — regularly scheduled pay; no extra compensation for arriving early
Absence — charged for entire time out of the workplace, including vacation, personal days or leave without pay 

Early dismissal condition

Dismissal — at early dismissal time
Compensation — regularly scheduled pay; no premium for remaining
Leave early — charged for entire time out of the workplace, including vacation, personal days or leave without pay 

Essential Services Only

Not expected to report in, but if reports in — regular pay; no premium
On vacation — charged to vacation 

Essential Services Employees 

Delayed Arrival Condition

Reports — regular schedule.
Compensation — union: by contract; nonunion: premium pay not to exceed time and one–half
Absence — no pay or charged for entire time out of the workplace (vacation, personal days or leave without pay) 

Early dismissal condition

Dismissal — stay to regular closing or dismissal
Compensation - union: by contract; nonunion: premium pay not to exceed time and one–half

Essential Services Only

Reports — regular work schedule
Compensation — union: by contract; nonunion: premium pay not to exceed time and one–half
Absence — no pay or charged for entire time out of the workplace (vacation, personal days or leave without pay)
 
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