- Be familiar with the Emergency Operation Plans outlined in this policy.
- Communicate to employees any additional departmental guidelines your department has for operating during inclement weather or other emergency operations. Tell them if they are service-essential staff.
- When an emergency plan has been initiated, immediately communicate the details to your employees.
- Maintain current contact lists of all your employees to facilitate direct communication if necessary.
- Follow pay and lost-time parameters for any ABX-declared emergency or closure.
Emergency Operation Plans
There are two Emergency Operation Plans under
which the company will typically operate:
- Delayed Operations, and
- Closure of Operations
When Delayed Operations are in effect, all
employees are expected to make every effort to be at work on time, but a late
arrival up to 2 hours will not count as an occurrence. Arrival more than 2 hours
late will be considered a tardy occurrence. Absences are counted as occurrences.
For pay purposes only, lost time can be covered with paid time off (PTO).
The guidelines for late arrivals and absences are
intended to apply for conditions at the work site. For employees who travel
through other counties to report to work during inclement weather, supervisors
should exercise good judgment in applying attendance guidelines. Supervisors
should consult with managers if they have questions or need further guidance in
determining which attendance guidelines to apply.
Closure of Operations
If a severe weather emergency or a civil or
natural disaster prevents continuation of normal or delayed operations, the
President, CEO, or a Vice President may declare the closure of one or more
locations. The duration of the closure may be a few hours or longer, depending
on the nature of the emergency and the company’s ability to operate.
Non-essential employees are not required to come
to work during closures. Those currently at work may be allowed to leave early
and receive compensation for time worked or three hours, whichever is greater.
Paid time off (PTO) may be used to cover lost time.
In the event of a closure, certain
"service-essential" employees are asked to report to work as usual, and will
receive a weather incentive day in addition to their regular pay. Each
department establishes its own list of service-essential employees who are vital
to continuing operations under emergency conditions. Employees should check with
their supervisors to determine if they are considered service-essential.
Communication of Delayed Operations or Closure
Regardless of announcements made by outside
agencies, employees should presume ABX Air is operating on a normal schedule,
unless an emergency plan has been declared. Delayed Operations or Closure of
Operations will be communicated in the following ways:
|ICOMs to management.
|Regular updates on the ABX Newsline (937)
382-5591, press #, then dial 66397 (6NEWS).
|Affected station personnel will be notified
as established by department operations management.
Dec. 19, 2011
Dec. 17, 2009
Oct. 26, 2005