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Updated OSHR leave and adverse weather provisions for Hurricane Florence

Due to the severity and long term impact of Hurricane Florence, the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) recognizes that many state employees continue to be affected by the storm. Impacts were and remain especially severe particularly in areas where agencies and universities moved to Adverse Weather condition 3.  

In the Triad, we were fortunate to avoid the most severe effects of this storm. As a result UNCG remained under condition 1 and 2 during the week of September 10-14.

To help employees here address some of the short term implications of the storm and manage specific Hurricane-related needs, the OSHR has announced several temporary options and policy adjustments:

  • OSHR will extend the make-up provisions of the Adverse Weather and Emergency Closings policy for an additional 90 days. This will allow employees up to 180 calendar days to make up work time missed due to hurricane-related issues.
  • OSHR has approved up to 40 hours of Other Management-Approved Leave (OMAL) for employees facing significant safety issues that are impacting their living conditions. OMAL will cover absences for the employee’s regular work schedule for the week of September 16-23. This leave applies to employees in counties included in the Federal Major Disaster Declaration found here: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/. Employees located outside these counties may apply for this leave at the discretion of their supervisor as needed, if it can be determined that their residence has sustained major damage from this storm.
  • OSHR has approved an additional 16 hours (two days) of paid Community Service Leave (CSL) from 24 to 40 hours for the remainder of 2018. The additional CSL will expire on December 31, 2018. Employees should obtain prior approval from their supervisor and be responsible for providing documentation that additional hours used are storm-related.  A temporary expansion of eligible organizations that allow state employees to volunteer for organized efforts coordinated by a local government (county or municipality) entity to address Hurricane Florence recovery activities in addition to regular coverage for activities provided by established nonprofits.

If you would like to help, we encourage you to sign up through the State’s volunteer website or Giving to UNC landing page. If you are looking for a place to give, please consider the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. Alternatively, employees can provide support through the upcoming State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), through many different organizations.

OSHR is developing a FAQ for these provisions that will be accessible to all employees via their website. We know the impacts of this storm are far reaching and in some cases long-lasting.  We hope that these provisions and additional flexibility help our employees as they manage some of the challenges that lie ahead.

If you have any questions about your specific situation SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty please contact HR by phone at 336-334-5009 or by email hrops@uncg.edu.

Faculty, please reach out to Faculty Personnel Services at 336-334-5494.

Copy provided by Human Resources.