Jan. 24, 2013
Below are listed the ways Jefferson Lab staff, users and subcontractors can get current information on the lab's status.
During a Lab Closure, Only Essential Personnel Allowed on Premises
If your associate director or department head has designated you as being an Essential Employee for a weather-related event, be alert for special instructions that would affect you.
All others - employees, users, students and subcontractors - are subject to closure status instructions and should not report to JLab before the time specified for return/re-opening. In these cases, JLab's security service is under instructions to advise all but previously designated essential staff that the lab is closed.
Taking Emergency Leave
The lab's Administrative Manual (Section 207.08.C.2 Public Emergency Leave: Weather) contains the policy regarding taking leave due to a weather emergency. An excerpt from the section states: Employees may make a personal decision considering safety first on when to come to or leave work during a weather emergency. These decisions should be based on an employee's judgment regarding their ability to get to or from work safely (i.e. road conditions).
Employees who, on their own, decide that weather conditions preclude their attendance, require a later arrival time or an earlier departure may take vacation leave (or leave without pay if no vacation accrual is available) as long as it is coordinated with their supervisor.
Staff members are encouraged to read Section 207.08.C.2 of the Admin Manual in advance of winter or other severe weather situations at: http://webgen1.jlab.org/div_dept/admin/HR/Admin_Manual/200/207.08.html#C
You may want to print out this message for future reference.
Please take your time and stay informed in any severe weather situation.
Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:00pm