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University of Missouri to use remote learning and work when campus closes due to winter weather

The snow-covered Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
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The snow-covered Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The University of Missouri will use remote working and learning during winter weather events to reduce interruptions for students and staff.

Officials say that faculty can use many ways to reach students in a release, such as holding Zoom class meetings, assigned readings, or other assignments.

Officials say employees who are not required to work on campus during a weather event could be expected to telework from home or another location as supervisors direct.

Employees will fall into four categories during an inclement weather event on how they are expected to work:

  • Those who are not required to work on-site and will telework from home or another location.
  • Those who cannot carry out their duties through telework and who are instructed that they are not required on-site to work will be compensated.
  • Those who are required to telework and choose not to must take paid time off — either personal or vacation days.
  • Those who are nonexempt (hourly) and are required to work on-site may be eligible to receive premium pay; those who are required to work on-site and choose not to will need to take paid time off — either personal or vacation days. 

The university will alert students and staff by issuing a MU alert, posting information to the website and the university's social media channels, and letting local media know.

Karl Wehmhoener

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