Emergency Reduction in Operations

In the event of short term emergency conditions due to severe weather, natural disaster, major utility failures or other unforeseen circumstances, the University may declare an Emergency Reduction in Operations. The President, or designee, with advice from the Executive Vice Presidents and the Executive Director, Division of Public Safety and Security, will make the decision as to the level of operations which will be maintained. Leadership on the Flint and Dearborn campuses will be responsible for decisions and procedures to reduce operations at their respective campuses.

Critical services are defined as those services or activities required to provide for the full and complete delivery of care to students and patients; protection of the health and safety of humans and animals in research capacities; and all services of security, police and regulatory personnel. Critical services shall include those providing continuous access to buildings and grounds, communications, and indirect support such as building operations, preservation of infrastructure, utility systems, material procurement, and certain contract and legal activities. Critical employees in these functional areas will be expected to report to work during emergency periods in accordance with their unit’s specific designation. Units will annually review their continuity of operations plans and notify their employees of each individual’s critical designation.

College of Engineering Critical Employees

If there is any reason that you would not be able to serve as a critical employee during an emergency situation (for example, you have a chronic illness, you care for a chronically ill child or spouse, or you become ill) please contact your supervisor immediately.

One hour after the declaration of the Emergency Reduction in Operations all critical employees are to call the College of Engineering emergency conference line, telephone number (734-936-3792) or join any online meeting that has been created to discuss the determination of who should report to work. 

List of COE RIO Critical Employees found here.