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Human Resources - Inclement Weather Guidelines

This document provides information on the UW-Madison inclement weather guidelines.


  • Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife faculty, students, and staff; Hub staff


Please refer to the UW-Madison Inclement Weather Guidelines

Key points of the guidelines include: 
  • Only the chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges, schools and units will not close unless the whole campus is closed.
  • Employees should use discretion regarding whether to safely travel to work and request leave if needed.
    • Employees are required to use available annual leave (i.e., vacation, personal holiday), leave without pay or, when appropriate, accrued compensatory time to cover the absence, or employees should arrange to make up time to cover absences.
    • Unit practices for employee absences should be followed.
    • Supervisors are advised to be flexible, if operationally possible, in approving employee-requested leave in inclement weather.


Please contact the Department Administrator.

Keywordsrussell lab hub administration faculty guide, staff, inclement weather guidelines, snow emergency   Doc ID60375
OwnerAlyson A.GroupRussell Labs Hub
Created2016-02-02 14:10 CSTUpdated2023-11-16 10:12 CST
SitesRussell Labs Hub
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