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Welcome to the SERS Employee Emergency Alert page. Employees of SERS can learn of weather-related emergencies or other events that may result in building closure, or delayed open of business or early dismissal.
SERS Emergency Event Policy
SERS maintains an Emergency Information Line in order to ensure that all SERS employees can receive timely information concerning emergency conditions that may have an impact on travel to and from work, or office closure, or access to SERS. Emergencies include, but are not limited to severe weather, pandemic event, damage to the SERS facility, or an incident that would restrict access to the SERS facility.
The SERS Emergency Information Line number is 614-340-2244.
During severe weather situations, the county Sheriff may declare snow or flood emergencies and the National Weather Service may issue severe weather watches, warnings, and advisories when dangerous weather conditions are expected. If there is a severe weather situation in Franklin County, please call the SERS Emergency Information Line at 614-340-2244. Should Executive Management decide to close the office, a recording will indicate so as early as possible. Otherwise, employees are expected to report to work.
If an employee lives outside of Franklin County and there is a severe weather situation in the area he or she travels to get to SERS, that employee must use discretion when determining whether or not to report to work. Should an employee decide not to report to work due to a severe weather situation when the office is open for business, he or she must communicate with his or her supervisor or manager. Upon return to work the employee will be required to enter his or her leave time into Time Tracking System (TTS).
All Other Emergencies
If there are other types of emergencies (pandemic event, damage to SERS Facility, etc.), employees should call the SERS Emergency Information Line at 614-340-2244. Should Executive Management decide to close the office, a recording will indicate so as early as possible. Otherwise, employees are expected to report to work.
In some situations, as time and circumstance permit, employees may be contacted by their supervisor to notify them of the office closure.
If the office is closed for a full day due to an emergency, no leave time will be charged against employees, including those on approved leave. If the office is closed for multiple consecutive days, the Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director will use discretion in the decision on how to apply leave time as business needs allow.
If the office closes for a partial day due to an emergency, no leave time will be charged against those employees at work or employees who report to work in the case of an official morning delay. No adjustments will be made for employees on approved leave.
There are no emergencies at this time. SERS is open for business as usual.