Adverse weather policy always in effect, noted by three conditions
With a new semester beginning, it’s timely to remind the campus community that the adverse weather policy is always in effect.
Unless Chancellor Holden Thorp or his designee closes the University, it is always open.
Any time an employee cannot attend work due to a weather-related event, the adverse weather policy applies. This includes having to stay home to care for a child who could not attend school due to adverse weather.
The University’s adverse weather status is designated by three condition levels:
- Condition I – “Normal” weather conditions up to moderate snow accumulations, power outages, etc. Staff can navigate the campus and local areas safely; classes are in session and University offices are open. Unless otherwise stated, the University always functions at a Condition Level I for adverse weather.
- Condition II – More severe weather including heavy snow or ice with heavy accumulations; public transportation and parking are limited and sidewalks are in poor condition. Classes are canceled, but University offices are open. Emergency employees must report to work, and other employees are strongly urged to consider conditions on campus and in their residential areas, plus law enforcement reports of road conditions, before deciding whether to come to work.
- Condition III – Extremely bad weather with unusually large accumulations of snow, ice or sleet. Roads are impassable, public transportation is canceled, and parking lots and sidewalks cannot be navigated. Law enforcement advises people not to travel except in an emergency. The University is closed because of the weather or other hazardous conditions; classes are canceled and offices are closed. Emergency employees must report for work, and other employees must not attempt to come to their work sites.
The Office of Human Resources has detailed information, go.unc.edu/g4FCt, including a link to the public safety website and access to portions of the SPA and EPA non-faculty adverse weather leave policies. Information about current conditions is available on the Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line, 919-843-1234, as well as on the UNC homepage or Alert Carolina.