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:

  • a. Chain of Command: Frank Harrell, Department Chair Linda Stewart, Department Administrator

  • b. Scope of Services: Biostatistics is a basic science department and working from remote location does not affect ability to meet work demand.

  • c. Communication protocol to ensure that accurate information is provided to staff members in a timely manner:

  • d. Defining roles and responsibilities of staff.

2. Departments are expected to maintain a current call tree list, which includes the following for each faculty/staff member:

  • a. Name: | Frank Harrell | Linda Stewart |
  • b. Position title: | Department Chair | Department Administrator |
  • c. Contact numbers for home phone, pager, and cell phone: | | |
  • d. Emergency contact names and phone numbers: | | |
Call Tree and Emergency Contact Information



-- LindaStewart - 10 Jan 2011

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