Expectations for reporting to work during an inclement weather yellow or orange alert.

Department exempt and non-exempt staff should use good judgment in deciding whether to travel to the office during severe weather conditions. On these rare occasions, staff have two options: to work remotely or to take a personal/vacation day. Staff should e-mail their direct supervisor regarding plans for the day. Faculty are welcome to work from home as well.

Departmental Emergency Operations Sub Plan.

Definition: A sub plan that describes how a specific department/service will respond to emergencies that would significantly impact the normal operations of the Medical Center.

  1. Each department sub plan includes specific procedures outlining how a specific department/service will respond to, mitigate and recover from emergencies. This includes:
  2. Chain of Command:
    • Frank Harrell, Department Chair
  3. Scope of Services: Biostatistics is a basic science department and employees working from remote locations does not affect ability to meet work demand.
  4. Communication protocol to ensure that accurate information is provided to staff members in a timely manner: E-mail to biostat-all.
  5. Defining roles and responsibilities of staff.

Departments are expected to maintain a current call tree list, which includes the following for each faculty/staff member
Name Position Title  
Frank Harrell Department Chair  
Contact numbers for home phone, pager, and cell phone    
Emergency contact names and phone numbers    

Call Tree and Emergency Contact Information



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