It is that time of year when winter weather may have us waking up and making a decision regarding our commute into work when there is snow or ice on the roads making the commute dangerous.
Inclement weather does not usually warrant the closing of state offices. Absence due to inclement weather requires that each employee make a personal judgment pertaining to the employee’s safety traveling to and from work.
For this reason, employees should save some compensatory or annual leave in case they are unable to get to their office.
There are occasions when extraordinary emergency conditions caused by inclement weather may warrant the closing of some state offices by the Governor or Governor’s designee. Decisions to close state offices due to inclement weather should be countywide and county by county. Communication of any closing decision will be made as quickly as practical by public broadcast media.
Certain employees who are employed by the Departments of Mental Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Correction, Children’s Services (group homes, schools, and institutions), Transportation, and Safety, and others which require the employee to maintain the health and safety of others may be required to report to work during periods of inclement weather.
Employees who work and/or reside in a county where state offices are closed due to extreme weather will receive administrative leave with pay for regularly scheduled working hours during the period of closing. Employees who must work when offices in their home or work county are closed are eligible for regular compensatory time for hours actually worked during the period of closing up to their regular scheduled hours for the workday. Part-time employees are not eligible for administrative leave or compensatory time. Employees on previously approved leave during the affected period will be not eligible for administration leave.