Guidelines for Staff Impacted by Wildfires

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If a staff member is not able to come to work due to wildfires:

  • Generally, staff who are not able to come to work can use their accrued time (vacation, sick or PTO) in accordance with policy or bargaining unit contract. This may include situations in which an employee’s family members are impacted by the events as well.
  • For those staff who do not have enough accrued leave, the Voluntary Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program is available: Policy and Forms

If a staff member needs to telecommute or work remotely because of an inability to get to work due to wildfires, or where conditions at work are problematic (air quality, etc.)

  • Staff should consult with their direct supervisor or manager.

If work locations are closed due to wildfires:

  • Staff will be compensated in accordance with policy or the applicable bargaining unit contract.

If a staff member would like to help/volunteer in the area impacted by the wildfires or support impacted staff:

  • Upon approval by your manager, staff may use their accrued time or take time off without pay.
  • Staff who wish to donate accrued time to those in need may do so through the the Voluntary Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program.

Resources available for employees: