Issued: July 9, 1993
This policy describes the general guidelines for notifying employees in emergency situations.
2.0 Policy [Top]
Each area of responsibility (section, department, etc.) should have its own chain of notification for emergency situations. Such is considered a routine administrative procedure. Formalized notification processes ensure that appropriate information is shared with the necessary parties, as needed.
The office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer serves as the contact point for emergency information that needs to be communicated to the President. Other vice presidential areas alert the Executive Vice President on significant or sensitive issues.
All sections or departments should err on the side of being more inclusive rather than less inclusive. The types of incidents which should be reported, include but are not limited to:
- Deaths of students, employees, or unusual patient deaths
- Other issues of sensitivity involving students, faculty, staff, alumni, or patients
- Other issues that may be of interest to the press.
The University Police routinely notify the Executive Vice President of fires, unusual disturbance, and arrests of University students. In these instances, separate notification is not required.
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