4.4 Weather / Emergency Closings - History

Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 10/16/96
Date of Implementation: 10/16/96
Date of Last Review: 11/15/23

Date & Subject of Amendments:

11/15/23 – Updated Part 1. Heading, clarified the current practices and processes used at the colleges and universities, deleted outdated language, replaced the Commissioner of the Department of Employee Relations with the Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, and applied the writing standards.

11/16/11 - Effective 1/1/12, the Board of Trustees amends all board policies to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office," and to make necessary related grammatical changes.

7/18/07 - Amends policy to create distinction between short term emergencies and long term emergencies. Amends Part 2, Subpart D to clarify president's sole authority to excuse employees from work with pay only extends up to 2 days, longer paid absences requires approval by the Chancellor. Amends Part 3 to include language consistent with the current statute which provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Employee Relations has authority to release employees of the Office of the Chancellor with pay due to weather or other emergencies. It also clarifies that employees of the Office of the Chancellor who work on a campus will be governed by the decision of the president to close the campus.

12/18/02 - Part 2, Subpart F, Amended from System Office to Office of the Chancellor

2/17/99 - part 2, states Governor's power to change work schedule in case of natural disaster, subp. B, deletes date by which written procedures must be filed.