UNC spent eight days during the past semester in Condition 2 Suspended Operation status between hurricanes, snowstorms and burst pipes.
During Condition 2 Suspended Operations, non-mandatory employees cannot come to work
— and they are required to use their personal leave time for any time not spent working.
For UNC staff members, those days add up. That is why UNC’s Employee Forum, a group of employees who are elected by their peers to address employee concerns, created a resolution requesting that Condition 2 Suspended Operation status be eliminated from the Operations of the Adverse Weather & Emergency Closing system. UNC Human Resources also collaborated with the Employee Forum on the resolution.
Shayna Hill, chairperson of the forum, said the Condition 2 Suspended Operations is problematic because it applies unfairly to employees depending on the nature of their job.
“Some people can remote in. I can remote in if I choose to, but housekeepers can't remote in. Facilities workers can't remote in. So that's an unfair burden on some of our employees,” Hill said.