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Emergency Plans

floorplan2The past few months have seen all manner of natural disasters throughout the country: hurricanes; tornadoes; floods; fires; and now flu season is just around the corner. Campus violence is regrettably an ongoing concern.

If you haven’t already done so, this is a good time to review, or  prepare, your institution’s emergency plan. A critical element of the plan should include HR-related issues such as employee communication, leaves and access to EAPs. The Knowledge Center is a great resource for readings and links as well as weather-related policies and worplace violence policies.

Do you have  any recommendations or “lessons learned” for the benefit of your CUPA-HR colleagues? Or, if you have a emergency plan to share, please send it to me, Patti Couger, at