Article J - Miscellaneous Provisions

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: ARTICLE J.1. Inclement Weather & Emergency Closings  
Prepared by: Valerie Bell & Donna Brumby Date: September 15, 2016
Submitted to: ARLS Policy Committee Date: October 20, 2016
Approved by: ARLS Board of Trustees Date: January 19, 2017

J.1. Inclement Weather & Emergency Closings

Athens Regional Library System makes every effort to maintain regular operating hours; however, situations such as inclement weather, utility outages, or other emergency conditions may require the library and/or branches to close during regular hours. If closings are not announced, all employees are expected to make reasonable efforts to safely report to work. ARLS values the safety of its staff and does not advise employees to take unwarranted risks when traveling during inclement weather.

The Executive Director or designated representative will make any decisions to open late, close early, or close for entire days. A decision to close one branch or worksite does not necessarily mean that any other sites will be closed. An established procedure will be followed (such as use of a call tree and radio and website announcements) to communicate opening and closing statuses. Employees should be familiar with the proper procedure to learn the status of their assigned worksite, and should keep their own supervisor, and/or the supervisor on duty, informed as to their status and ability/inability to get to work.

As a general rule, decisions to close various locations will be based on the status of other government agencies in those locations. Closing decisions will be modeled following the county or municipality offices, not on the open or closed status of the public schools. The ARLS courier will follow local school operations and will not run to counties when their schools are closed due to road and weather conditions.

In the event of closings, salaried staff will record the time as administrative leave. Hourly employees will not be compensated for hours not worked, but may request supervisors for opportunity to make up some or all of the missed time during the same pay period. Salaried employees who are not able to report to work when their locations are open will be required to take the time missed as annual leave.

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: ARTICLE J.2. Staff Computer & Equipment Use  
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J.2. Staff Computer & Equipment Use

NOT YET REVISED

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: ARTICLE J.3. Travel & Use of Library Vehicles  
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J. 3. Travel

NOT YET REVISED

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: ARTICLE J.4. Housekeeping, D├ęcor, & Personal Belongings  
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J.4. Housekeeping, Décor, & Personal Belongings

NOT YET REVISED

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: ARTICLE J.5. Staff Recognition  
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J.5. Staff Recognition

NOT YET REVISED

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: Library Support Groups  
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Library Support Groups

NOT YET REVISED, will be moved to Regional Policies

Title: ARLS Personnel Policy: Volunteers  
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Volunteers

NOT YET REVISED, will be moved to Regional Policies

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