To provide a University-wide Procedure for those persons responsible for taking appropriate administrative action to an orderly and prompt dissemination of information under emergency conditions and appropriate remedial action.
This procedure applies to all Morgan State University employees.
In situations where actual or potential extreme weather or other hazardous conditions arise which may result in dangerous traffic, highway or other working conditions leading to emergency release or evacuation of employees, the procedure is as follows:
- At the onset of hazardous or potential hazardous conditions, the physical plant director or his representative will make an assessment of the campus. The information is provided to the Vice President for Finance and Management or his designee, after conferring with the President or this designee, then a decision as to whether or not the University is operational is made.
In the absence of the Vice President for Finance and Management, the Associate Vice President for Finance and Management should be contacted and apprized of the situation.
Once a decision is made, the Vice President for Finance and Management or his designee will inform the Director of Public Relations and Human Resources and identify which of the code messages is to be used (See Code Messages). The Director of Public Relations will immediately contact the appropriate radio and television stations.
The Director of Human Resources will immediately contact the University Police Department, the Communications Manager, the Business Manager and the Webmaster.
The Communications Manager is responsible for placing the same message on the University AUTO ATTENDANT. The Webmaster is responsible for placing the message on the Web page.
The Business Manger is responsible for notifying the Food Services Director to assure proper procedures for feeding the students. A plan has been developed to bring food to the students in the event conditions prevent the students from leaving the Resident Halls.
- The University Radio Station will announce the appropriate message, approximately every 15 minutes. If necessary, employees may call the University Police Department on Extensions 3103 or 3179.
Departments with Essential Employees: