How to account for Wednesday’s snow day?

Human Resources and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance are putting the final touches on a statement to UW-Green Bay employees regarding how they should handle their time sheets for Wednesday, Dec. 9.  That was the day, of course, of the big blizzard. Not only were classes cancelled — which seems to happen once a year, or every other year, and generally doesn’t change the expectation that faculty and staff will report for duty and take a vacation day or personal leave if they don’t — but Gov. Doyle declared state offices and UW campuses closed. That almost never happens, and it changed the ground rules for reporting of employee hours. HR says they’ve received a few inquiries from employees already. Be patient. The UW System and the state’s office of employment relations will make the final call. You can expect clarification in the next few days.