Notice: Authorized Closing Information – Blacksburg Campus, Jan. 15, 2020
A gas leak required evacuation of some buildings/areas on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Building closures occurred between 10 a.m. and Noon and the buildings reopened at 4 p.m.
Employees impacted by the closure should record Authorized Closing (AC) on their leave reports for the number of hours they were unable to work their normal schedule during the evacuation period. If the building reopened during the employees’ regular work schedule, but the department chose not to reopen, AC should also be recorded for that time. Authorized closing leave is meant to ensure that employees are not adversely impacted with a requirement to use their own leave, but should not create an overtime situation.
For additional information, including information for employees who are deemed emergency/essential personal, see University Policy 4305: Authorized Closings Leave Policy
Additional general information on authorized closings and inclement weather here.
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