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Personnel Issues During Disasters, Emergencies, and College Closings

Get answers to frequently asked questions about compensating employees during community college closings.


This document answers frequently asked questions about situations where a community college may find its operations disrupted by a disaster or emergency, such as a weather event or pandemic, that requires closure of one or more college campuses or results in employee absences. The document addresses questions related to employee pay and leave, including concerns related to who must be paid during a closure and if the payment may be a premium payment; the payment of employees who do not work during a closure; the use of leave; and options for extension of leave.