Inclement Weather: Compensation Guidance

Compensation guidelines during periods of inclement weather follow collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) and UO policies.  The following summary provides a high level overview and reflects general practice.  For detailed explanation and guidelines, please review the applicable CBA or policy.

Full closure: University closes campus due to inclement weather

  • Employees use vacation accruals to be paid on the day of the closure.

Delayed opening: University opens late due to inclement weather

  • Employees use vacation accruals to be paid from the time their shift was scheduled to begin until the time campus opened.

Early closure: University closes campus early due to inclement weather

  • Employees who are at work at the time campus closes receive regular pay from the time of closure until the end of their scheduled shift. Use of paid leave is not required.
  • Employees who are scheduled to work after the university closes receive regular pay for their scheduled shift. Use of paid leave is not required.

Important Notes:

Employees already scheduled off on the day of an inclement weather closure are to use their accrued leave as originally planned for that day.  If an employee does not normally work on the day of a inclement weather closure, the employee does not need to use accrued leave for that day and the employee will not receive pay for that day if the closure is declared to be paid.  If an employee does not have enough vacation accruals to cover the closure or delayed opening, units are required to consult with HR prior to treating the absence as leave without pay.


Essential Employees

Non-exempt essential employees required to work during periods of closure or curtailment shall be paid at the rate of time and-one half for all hours worked.