UNL’s weather-related closures announced in variety of ways

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, December 11, 2008

Announcements of weather-related closures of UNL are available through a variety of media – including e-mail, text messages and area television and radio stations.

Weather-related closures will be immediately posted on the UNL Web page, www.unl.edu. Also, radio and television stations should be notified by 6 a.m. for day classes and 2 p.m. for night classes.

The announcements will also be made through UNL Alert, a service that sends emergency messages to devices individuals designate. UNL Alert messages can be sent to cell phones (text and voice), landline phones, PDAs, two-way radios and e-mail addresses. For more information about UNL Alert, including how to sign up, go to http://emergency.unl.edu/unlalert.shtml.

UNL also sends inclement weather closure messages to all faculty, staff and students with registered UNL e-mail addresses.

New this year is a toll-free hotline that anyone can call to hear recorded messages about UNL. Call 1-877-848-7537 anytime for recorded messages.

Selected positions – such as police and snow-removal personnel – have been identified as essential during weather closings. Those employees are made aware of the designation when hired. Employees should assume they are not needed during weather emergencies unless they have been told otherwise.

When UNL is closed due to inclement weather, all regular office/service and managerial/professional personnel scheduled to work will be considered on paid administrative leave. Essential employees who work during a weather shutdown will receive time off (hour for hour) at a later date. At departmental discretion, regular hourly paid employees may receive additional pay (hour for hour) in lieu of time off.

If UNL closes during the day to allow students and employees to get home safely, campus will be notified through deans, directors and department chairs.

The university operator will also provide closure information to anyone who calls UNL’s main switchboard, 472-7211.

Site-specific closings off campus will be made by the responsible administrator and communicated locally.

In the event of a closure, individuals who have tickets to athletic events or performances on campus should call ahead to see if those events will be held.


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