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Plan B staffing during university emergencies

Policy To provide continuity of patient care, UK HealthCare facilities remain open during University emergencies, even if there is a temporary suspension or alteration of normal operations of the University of Kentucky by the President pursuant. During such suspensions or alterations, UK HealthCare clinical operations continue under Plan B staffing.

UK HealthCare employees designated for Plan B operations shall report to work on their regular work schedule unless specifically directed by their department. Designated employees are responsible for monitoring weather conditions and for planning and securing transportation to and from work. See UK HealthCare policy A12-005, Winter Alert Transport Plan.  Designated employees who do not report to work or report late shall not be paid for work missed and may be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination.  Designated employees who are directed not to report to work by their department shall be paid in accordance with flexible staffing models or department staffing plans, if applicable.

Note: Under no circumstances is an employee allowed to take temporary disability leave for time missed due to inclement weather or other external factors. If an employee reports illness as the factor for not reporting to work, a doctor's statement verifying illness may be required by the employee's supervisor.