Inclement Weather Policy Reminder: January 2012

Posted on 1/3/2012 1:27:00 PM

The Office of Human Resources has provided the following information to explain procedures during periods of inclement weather:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Therefore, the decision as to whether university classes or programs and events will be held during periods of adverse weather conditions is based on the overall concern for the university community.

There is an important distinction between the decision to cancel classes and the decision to close the university. When classes are canceled, staff, managers, administrators, and faculty members whose responsibilities lie outside the classroom are expected to report to work. Employees choosing not to report to work when classes are canceled will be charged paid leave time—either annual, personal leave, or leave without pay—and must submit leave.

The president has the authority to close the university. The decision to close the university will be made only under the most extreme circumstances. If the decision is made to close the university, only essential employees will be required to report to work. Essential employees for 2011–2012 have been notified.

In the event of cancellation of classes or events, or closure of the university, a brief notification will be provided via the television and radio stations listed below. For more detailed information, employees should go to the IUP website or call 724-357-7538.




  • WDAD-AM 1450
  • WCCS-AM 1160
  • U-92 FM 92.5
  • KDKA-AM 1020
  • WTAE-AM 1250

The university’s Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures are available under Human Resources Policies.

Questions regarding the university’s Inclement Weather Policy may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, Sutton Hall, Room G8, IUP.