DU Alert, Other Methods Available to Learn of Weather Delays, Cancellations

As the season of winter weather begins, employees are reminded that there are various ways to be informed about weather delays or cancellations.

A DU Alert will be sent to subscribers in the instance of a weather delay or cancellation. Employees can sign up online for a DU Alert here.

Details of the weather delay/cancellation also will be posted on the University home page, on the DORI Intranet at www.duq.edu/dori and on Duquesne’s social media channels.

Active faculty and staff also will receive an official University communication via their Duquesne email address. The weather/emergency hotline, which can be reached at 412.396.1700, will be updated to reflect any delay or cancellation. Local media are also notified of weather delays/cancellations.

The University recently announced an update to TAP No. 22: Emergency Closing or Partial Shutdown of University to better define categories of employees and clarify the corresponding expectations of work during planned or unplanned delays, closings, cancelling of classes and events, and early release.

Enhancements to the policy include:

  • A new section defining the terms “essential” and “non-essential” staff for purposes of this policy and how a person’s position is designated as such
  • Clear expectations of essential and non-essential staff in the event of a delay, cancellation, closure or early release
  • An improved communications section describing the information channels the University will use in the event of a delay, cancellation, closure or early release.

Employees are invited to review the updates to TAP No. 22 online.