Circumstances beyond University control, such as lightning and other inclement weather, may cause partial or total utility outages on the campus. However, where routine maintenance, repairs, or new system connections are planned, an announcement of the scheduled outage will be distributed in advance by the Physical Plant.
Because of circumstances beyond its control, the University may expect occasional partial or total utility outages originating from causes both on and off the campus. While lightning and other inclement weather conditions contribute to many outages, various equipment and distribution system failures account for the greater percentage. Under such unpredictable circumstances, planning for outages is not possible. Where routine maintenance, repairs, or new system connections are planned, schedules will be developed, and "Campus News" announcements, memoranda and/or telephone notifications will be issued by the Physical Plant Department. Where emergency maintenance or repairs are required, only telephone notifications will be provided.
Internal organization notification procedures and responsibilities are to be established by all key offices identified in this Policy and their respective departments, periodically updated, and executed immediately upon notification of an impending outage.
|Type of Outage||Extent||Notification by Physical Plant||Subsequent Notification by others|
|Scheduled||More than five buildings||"Campus News" and memoranda||Key offices to departments; departments to faculty and staff|
|Scheduled||Five buildings or less||Memoranda/telephone to affected departments||Departments to faculty and staff|
|Emergency (Time for notification is limited)||More than five buildings||Telephone only to key offices||Key offices to departments; departments to faculty and staff|
(Time for notification is limited)
|Five buildings or less||Telephone only to affected department offices||Departments to faculty and staff|
|Emergency - Immediate outage||Undefined||When the problem is identified, and repair time can be estimated, telephone calls to affected key offices if outage affects more than five buildings... to departments if outage affects five or less buildings||Key offices to departments; departments to faculty and staff|