Essential Service Protocols

Policy Approval Authority President
Responsible Division Human Resources Services
Responsible Officer(s) Chief Human Resources Officer
Contact Person John Acardo
Primary Audience Staff
Status Active
Last Review Date 11-14-2022
Policy Category/Categories Human Resources / Employment

In the event of a change to virtual services (university is open, but a suspension of on-campus services) or a university closure (severe weather/emergency, administrative, or holiday), only designated “essential service” personnel will be required to report to campus.  “Essential service” personnel are those designated by the divisional vice president and generally defined as critical to services and facilities that maintain business operations for NIU, support the physical operations and safety of campus or provide services to our on-campus student population.  These designations are periodically updated and are subject to modification or review in relation to specific closure events.  Provisions of collective bargaining agreements will be applicable with respect to negotiated staff.


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