Emergency Weather Provisions
Provisions for Non-Represented Classified Employees
For all non-represented classified employees, and represented classified employees who belong to bargaining units without specific inclement weather language, appointing authorities should refer to the Wisconsin Human Resources Manual, Chapter 736 (Emergency Release, Reassignment and Interchange, http://oser.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=1401). Portions thereof are excerpted below:
736.060 Treatment of Absences Due to Closing of State Offices and Emergency Situations
- Employee Requests or Opts to Be Excused
- Employees may request or be allowed to be excused from work when they believe that weather conditions or emergency situations make it unsafe to get to or remain at work.
- The appointing authority may charge any such approved absence to the appropriate paid leave type designated by the employee or require the employee to make up the lost time. The employee may be given the additional option of taking leave without pay at the discretion of the appointing authority. Make-up time and leave without pay are subject to the restrictions contained in 736.070 of this chapter.
- When Employees Are Ordered to Leave or Not Report
- Employees may be ordered to leave or not to report to work because the Governor has determined that conditions exist which are detrimental to the health and safety of the employees.
- When employees are ordered to leave they will have the following options, subject to the restrictions contained in section 736.070, of this chapter and in accordance with applicable collective bargaining provisions:
- Using accrued annual leave, accrued holiday time, or accrued compensatory time;
- Taking leave without pay; or
- Making up the lost time at a time to be scheduled by the appointing authority.
- Nonexempt Employees
- The appointing authority should require that make-up time be scheduled during the current workweek, if necessary, to avoid overtime hours in future workweeks. (...)
- Leave without pay deductions may be made for hourly nonexempt employees in any time increments necessary to cover the time lost.
- Exempt Employees
- The employing agency has more flexibility in scheduling make-up time for employees who are exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA and, therefore, are normally not paid for overtime hours. However, if the affected employees are entitled to premium rate for overtime pursuant to the Compensation Plan or labor agreement, the appointing authority should require that make-up time be scheduled during the current workweek, if necessary, to avoid overtime hours in future workweeks.
- Leave without pay deductions may be made for exempt employees in any time increments necessary to cover the time lost.