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To: The Rensselaer Community
From: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President
Re: Inclement Weather Memo
Date: March 8, 2005

All evening classes (4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm) at Rensselaer's Polytechnic Institute's Troy campus are cancelled due to inclement weather.

Rensselaer's Liberal Leave Policy is in effect for all staff, effective at 3:00 p.m. today. This policy provides all staff the option of taking vacation leave, or leave without pay, without the leave being previously scheduled and approved in advance by the supervisor. Liberal Leave also provides staff with a two hour grace period to report to work without being charged leave time. However, please be reminded that staff who utilize Liberal Leave are still obligated to notify their supervisor of their intended absence.

The Liberal Leave Policy applies to employees not designated as "essential staff". Essential staff are designated by each Vice President/Dean in critical areas that will be required to work. I ask that each Vice President and Dean designate the area/staff that will be required to work beyond 3:00 p.m.

Essential staff who are regularly scheduled to work the 1st shift, will receive equal time off for time worked from 3:00 pm today to the end of their normally scheduled work shift.

Liberal Leave Policy is in effect for non essential staff for the 2nd or 3rd shift. For essential staff who work the 2nd or 3rd shift, the essential staff will receive equal time off at a later date based on their regularly scheduled work shift, with approval from their immediate supervisor.

Any questions regarding the application of this Liberal Leave Policy should be directed to Anne Bilynsky at extension 2774 or Kathy McNamara at extension 8426.