Presidential Authority During Emergencies and Adverse Conditions

Policy Name:

Presidential Authority During Emergencies and Adverse Conditions (printable version)

Location:

durhamtech.edu/policies-and-procedures/presidential-authority

Effective Date(s): 

March 25, 2020; June 2, 2020 (Revision)

Next Review Date:

Annually


Policy Statement

To facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations during emergencies and adverse conditions (e.g., COVID-19, inclement weather), the President shall have the authority to adopt temporary policies or to amend or suspend existing policies for the duration of the emergent event. If the President is unable to exercise this authority, the Executive Vice President shall have the authority to perform these duties in the interim. The President or the Executive Vice President shall report the exercise of such authority to the Board of Trustees within five (5) business days of the action.

Definition

Business Days – For the purposes of this policy, “business days” are days, Monday through Friday, when the College is operating, with the exception of holidays that the College typically observes in accordance with the Employee Holidays policy.