From time to time there may be occasions when staff are unable to attend work due to circumstances beyond their control particularly in relation to situations where severe or adverse weather conditions hamper travel or where major disruption is caused to transport facilities by weather conditions or other reasons.
Where staff are unable to report to work because of disruption to transport or due to adverse weather conditions the following will apply:
Staff will be expected to take annual leave to cover the period of absence. In circumstances where a member of staff has used all of their leave entitlement then the balance may be taken from leave entitlement for the following year or agreement can be made to take the period as unpaid leave.
Staff on business
Where staff are on University business and are unable to return to work the period of absence shall be treated as paid leave. Staff should also be provided with access to advice issued by the Finance Directorate regarding insurance arrangements and reclaiming additional costs incurred.