EWU Policy 601-02: Suspended Operations (Draft)

Proposed changes:

  • Rename policy to ‘Emergency Closure of Facilities’
  • There are substantial proposed edits to this policy. Instead of only allowing for a full suspension of operations, the proposed policy provides four options of how EWU can respond to an emergency: (1) closure of a particular facility or part of a facility; (2) cancellation of classes university-wide; (3) transition to remote operations; and (4) full closure of university operations except for essential services.
  • Updates the language about how employees are notified of a facility closure, class cancellation, transition to remove environments, or suspension of operations.

EWU Policy 406-01: Exempt Employment (Draft)

Proposed changes:

  • Modifies the provisions regarding use of accrued vacation leave for exempt employees and the cash out of such leave upon an employee’s departure. Encourages supervisors to work with employees to ensure they use their accumulated vacation leave each year.
  • Allows exempt employees to cash out up to 480 hours of accrued vacation leave upon their departure from EWU regardless of how much leave has been used during that fiscal year.
  • Allows exempt employees who revert back to faculty status to cash out up to 480 hours of vacation leave upon their reversion as faculty do not accrue vacation leave.
  • Beginning July 1, 2026, exempt employees may accrue vacation in excess of 480 hours throughout the fiscal year, but unused leave in excess of 480 hours will be lost as of July 1st each year.