Procedure 2765

Personnel Attendance Obligations
Disaster Response


The following meetings and ceremonies have obligatory attendance for contracted employees unless absence has been arranged and approved by the appropriate Vice President or President:

  1. All convocations (Authority to grant Absence: President)
  2. Division/department meetings (Authority to grant Absence: Dean or Director)
  3. Special meetings wherein required attendance is announced (Authority to grant Absence: Organizer of meeting)
  4. Graduation, in academic regalia (faculty and designated administrators only (Authority to grant Absence: President))

Convocations and retreats must demonstrate a public benefit. Employees who elect not to attend retreats are expected to be at work, or complete an appropriate request for leave.

Employees are required to perform their regular work assignments unless they are on approved leave. Any employee who is absent from their regular work assignment without approval for three consecutive days may be considered to have voluntarily abandoned their job and their employment may be terminated by the College.

If an emergency prevents obtaining prior approval to be absent, the supervisor must be notified at the first opportunity.

Full-time, non-exempt employee regular work hours are as follows:

  • A 40-hour work week
  • Each employee's schedule will be determined by their supervisor ensuring that all student services and essential college functions are maintained.

Abuse of these attendance requirements may result in disciplinary action.

Disaster Response

In the extreme case of a mass evacuation of a community or NPC facility due to a natural disaster (wildfire, hazardous material spill, weather-related event), the following procedures apply:

Home Community Evacuated But Duty Campus/Center Remains Open:

  • In the event the community where you live has to be evacuated for whatever reason, the safety of the staff and their family is of the utmost concern. The affected employee shall do whatever steps are necessary to make this evacuation a safe one and to remove them from any potential harm.
  • If the evacuation occurs during the employee’s normal working schedule, the employee should attempt to contact their immediate supervisor as soon as possible.
  • If the employee is unable to make immediate contact, the employee is required to make contact with their immediate supervisor within 48 hours. This time period will allow the affected employee to make sure they have taken care of their personal needs as required by the evacuation notice. The notification will also allow the College to account for all of its employees to make sure they are safe.
  • Depending on the length and affected area of the evacuation notice, the situation may dictate that the employee make arrangements to come back to work. The executive team will meet to discuss the situation and determine how the evacuation impacts both the staff and the College.

Duty Campus/Center Evacuated But Your Home Is Not Evacuated:

  • In the event a campus/center where you report to work has to be evacuated for whatever reason, the safety of the staff is of the utmost concern. The affected employee shall do whatever steps are necessary to make this evacuation a safe one and to remove them from any potential harm.
  • If the evacuation occurs during the employee's normal working schedule, the employee will contact their immediate supervisor as soon as possible to determine what steps will be taken to return to work at the campus/center. If the employee is unable to make immediate contact, the employee is required to make contact with their immediate supervisor within 48 hours.
  • If the evacuation period is for an extended amount of time, all efforts will be made to make sure the staff's needs are met, however, in an effort to keep the College open, it may be necessary to have affected staff members report to a different campus. The executive team will determine how the evacuation impacts both the staff and the College. These decisions will be made on a case-by-case.

[Based on Policy #1556; Rev 10/19/16]