Program will support employees aiding hurricane relief efforts

Nov. 16, 2012, 3:36 p.m.

Princeton University has established a humanitarian relief program that will allow University employees to assist ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Northeast in October.

The program, effective Nov. 19 through June 30, 2013, may grant regular and term employees a paid leave of up to five days while they participate in recognized relief efforts. The University recognizes that some staff members have unique skills and training that could be useful in the recovery efforts under way in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

In addition to granting leave time, the program will support reimbursements for transportation, accommodations and other expenses incurred by employees while they are helping relief efforts.

Among the conditions to participate, employees must get approval from their supervisor.

The Office of Human Resources website provides a complete overview of the program and eligibility requirements. Employees may also contact 609-258-3300 or