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Important workplace policy reminders

As we head into the new year, we would like to remind you of the following University policies and resources. 

Hazardous weatherHazardous Weather
When weather conditions turn severe and potentially hazardous to your commute, personal safety is paramount. Communication between staff, managers and work teams is critical before, during, and after major storms, so that work expectations, departmental needs, and staffing plans are clear to all.

For personnel performing essential services:  Because the University is a complex institution with a large residential population, it relies on many departments to perform essential activities  (e.g. medical services, sidewalk clearing, security, serving meals) to care for those who reside here. Plans for the continuity of operations should be already in place in these departments in advance of any oncoming storm.

For personnel performing non-essential services:  If severe weather conditions hinder safe travel, the University encourages supervisors to exercise flexibility and sensitivity to requests of their staff; they are encouraged to grant permission to staff to leave work early, remain at home, or, in some cases, work from home that day, if weather conditions are hazardous.  Staff members who choose to leave early or stay at home must use paid time off (PTO); if they do not have adequate PTO to cover the time of the absence, the time should be taken without pay (with the exception of reasonable tardiness caused by weather conditions). All staff members facing weather challenges are expected to contact their supervisors as soon as possible.

Please consult the policies and resources listed here for general guidance:

In addition, for more information or assistance regarding any HR policy, please contact your Business Operations Manager, Lead Administrator, or Human Resources Generalist.

Drug Prevention Program
As required by federal law, the University has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. Please consut the Drug Prevention policy for helpful information and guidance: https://messages.yale.edu/messages/attachments/w3_86933_drug_prevention_...

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact an Employee Services representative by phone at 203-432-5552 or by e-mail at employee.services@yale.edu