We recommend that you bookmark the relevant page and visit it in the event of extreme weather to learn if classes or exams are cancelled or non-essential services are curtailed on your campus.
Preparing faculty and staff in your department/unit for extreme weather:
We recommend you determine if you have “essential” positions within your department/unit that would be required to attend at the campus during extreme weather, and ensure that the staff in those roles are aware of their responsibilities. For questions, or help in determining essential service levels, contact your HR Advisor.
You are requested to review your department/unit’s snow procedures, make any necessary updates, and share with all faculty and staff in your department/unit.
Please ensure that those in your department/unit know what to do if extreme weather prevents them from getting to campus, and campus remains fully operational. For questions regarding policy in this scenario, contact your HR Advisor.
Make sure all faculty and staff in your unit know the procedures about where to look for information on snow closures. This may include updates on the Faculty or Department home page, emails, recorded voice mails in offices, and telephone trees.
University Policy #68 has full information on the University’s procedures. For those administrators with CUPE 2950 and CUPE 116 staff, please refer to Article 13.01 and Letter of Agreement Re: Article 13.01 of the CUPE 2950/UBC Collective Agreement and Article 24.04 of the CUPE 116/UBC Collective Agreement (see all Collective Agreements online).
If you have staff in essential services positions, these positions must be pre-designated and staff need to be aware of the notification process. If you have essential CUPE 2950 positions, follow the process as outlined in Article 13.01 and Letter of Agreement 13.01, which requires communication with Human Resources (contact: Maynard Witvoet) and the Union. This does not preclude your ability to request additional essential services should the need arise.
If you have any questions or concerns about staffing in the event of a winter storm or other extreme weather event, please contact your HR Advisor.