In the event of an emergency, the President or their designee has the sole authority to close the University.
In the event the University closes, due to an emergency, employees released from duty will receive their regular rate of pay for the remainder of their shift. Non-exempt employees required to remain on campus or on-site at a facility to maintain operations will be paid their regular rate plus a premium of one and one-half times (1 ½ X) for all hours worked during an emergency closure.
Designated non-exempt, benefits-eligible staff assigned to the School of Medicine as well as Tulane Medical Group will be paid their regular rate of pay plus a premium of one time (1X) for all hours worked during an emergency closure.
Remote workers are expected to work from the remote work location to the extent it is possible and will not be paid a premium for time worked.
On occasion, conditions may restrict access to university properties, such as campus activities, need to shelter in place for a potential storm, flooding, a power outage, icy roads, or city events, resulting in a limited closure and transition to remote operations. Employees who are required to work on-site or remotely during a limited closure event will receive their regular pay. If they are unable to work remotely, employees will receive administrative pay for those hours they are not able to work up to their regular scheduled hours. In this case, department Timekeepers will designate all hours the employee is unable to work as “Paid Not Worked” in Kronos. No action is necessary for Exempt or Student employees.
If the circumstances above do not result in a limited closure and the employee is not able to report to work, the employee may use vacation, if available, for hours they are unable to work.