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Ask A Question: Working During Scheduled Power/Heat/Water Outages

Got a question of about the University of Wyoming or your employment here? 

Ask away at: staffsen@uwyo.edu.

QUESTION:

My building is under construction and is scheduled to have power, heat, and water outages for part of one day to complete work while students are out on break.  During this time, my supervisor has advised me not to report to work.  Do I need to report at my normal office, elsewhere on campus, or should I do as my supervisor has advised and not report until power/heat/water are restored? 

ANSWER:

Human Resources does not have a specific policy regarding reporting for work when construction affects the normal operation of a building.  In general, if some normal job functions can be completed and the building does not become too hot or cold (which would then be an EHS matter), employees should follow their normal routine to the extent possible. If employees are unable to perform key job functions due to the power/heat/water outages, then they should discuss a reasonable accommodation with their supervisors that takes into account the type of work being performed and whether and how students will be affected. 

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5300

Email: staffsen@uwyo.edu

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