It is the policy of the university to remain open at all times in order to maintain our commitment to the community by providing services to students, patients and to the public. In the event of emergency conditions such as severe weather, natural disaster, major utility failures or other circumstances, the university may reduce operations for prolonged periods of time. In such cases, some or all non-critical service areas will be closed.
The Division of Public Safety and Security is responsible for analyzing conditions and consulting with other experts before making recommendations to the president on reducing operations in Ann Arbor. Leaders at UM-Dearborn and UM- Flint continue to be responsible for decisions about the reduction of operations on those campuses.
All schools, colleges and administrative units are responsible for annual updates to their Continuity of Operations Plans and for identifying both the operations (e.g., police, medical, animal care, etc.) and the specific employees that would be critical to report to campus during reduced operations. (SPG 201.27)
Faculty and staff are expected to make every reasonable effort to report to work if operations are being maintained in the employee's unit, or unless notified otherwise by the university. Pay and benefits will continue for regular faculty and staff for reductions in operations up to two days.
Information about compensation for Michigan Medicine staff may be found on the Michigan Medicine website.
Regular staff who are required or approved and do report to work on-site during an Emergency Reduction in Operations will, in addition to their regular compensation, have added to their vacation accrual an amount of time equal to the hours actually worked. Regular staff who work beyond their normal schedule will be paid in accordance with the university's Overtime policy (SPG 201.38).
Temporary staff members working in non-critical service areas are not expected to report to work during an Emergency Reduction in Operations.