Breaking News Regarding Site Closures

 

Posted February 11, 2019

 

Greetings, members!

Clearly, Mother Nature isn’t done with winter yet, with most areas of the state being impacted by the current round of snowy, icy weather, causing power outages and hazardous driving conditions.

If your service site is closed because of the weather, we realize you may be concerned with how you’re going to stay on track with your service hours.

First and foremost, your safety is priority! Please do not put yourself at risk in order to travel to your site in unsafe conditions; nor should you be staying at your service site by yourself. Evaluate your situation with your site staff, and the options available.

Option 1:  Teleservice up to six hours in a month, pre-approved by your site. Please review the policy and complete the authorization form before teleserving.

Option 2:  Make up missed hours when the weather improves, by serving extra hours on regular service days and/or weekends (no more than 14 hours per day). Discuss with your site staff whether this may be feasible at your service site.

Option 3:  Alternative service (serving at a location other than your service site) while your site is closed. This must be pre-approved by WSC. Review our policy and the form you’ll need to submit.

 

Many organizations have policies regarding inclement weather that may relate to your service. Please be sure you and your site staff are in agreement as to course of action.

If you do not serve all or part of your regular schedule due to the weather, please select “Inclement weather” from the time Category on your timesheet for those hours. View our “Reporting Absences” video for a reminder on how to do that.

 

If you have questions about any of the options above, please discuss with your site staff or your WSC/WRC Program Coordinator.

 

Stay safe out there!

Washington Service Corps / Washington Reading Corps