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How do you handle snow days with staff? Are they charged as personal days, vacation days, or just absorbed by the company?
If the whole entire city is shut down, the company has absorbed those days as extra PTO time...but that is definitely a rarity.
We have added a category to our time tracking program to cover issues such as snow days. We call it "Unscheduled Office Closing." These hours or days are approved by management of the company as an event approaches and the employees that are affected are notified by email, text, etc.
We award Discretionary Leave on an annual basis that can be used for any purpose, but we are also very flexible allowing people to work from home if possible or make up the time. Our policy provides for additional paid time off on official snow days.
We do allow and encourage morning time off if it snows 8” or more to go skiing. Plan your meetings for the afternoon when snow is in the forecast. This flex time is usually made up during the same pay period, or PTO if not. As far as shutting down, has not actually happened that I am aware of.
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