Safety and Reporting of Injury • Non-essential employees who do not report to work on emergency closure days will not be paid. However, the following options can be used to avoid loss of regular pay with supervisor approval: engage in professional development at home, work from home, make up work at a later date or use paid time off (i.e. vacation, personal, compensatory). • Essential personnel who are notified by their supervisor not to report or who are unable to report to work will be treated as non-essential personnel. • Substitutes, long-term substitutes or temporary employees are not to report for work and will not receive any compensation for the time. • If, because of state attendance requirements, DCSD is required to schedule make-up time due to emergency closure, employees affected will be required to work the make-up days so scheduled.
DCSD is committed to a safe work environment for employees. All employees should be familiar with the safety procedures for responding to a medical emergency, emergency drills and evacuations. Each campus is equipped with an automatic external defibrillator. Fire extinguishers are located throughout all DCSD buildings. Employees should know the location of these devices and procedures for their use. Employees should report any unsafe practices or conditions to their supervisor. Failure to follow safety rules or use appropriate safety devices may result in a reduction of workers’ compensation benefits in the event of an injury. If employees are injured on the job, no matter how minor, they must immediately report this fact in writing to their direct supervisor. The injury needs to be reported within four (4) days or risk losing one day of worker’s compensation benefits for each day the employee is late. If medical treatment for an on-the-job injury is needed, it must be obtained from one of DCSD’s designated physicians. If not, the employee may be responsible for the cost of medical treatment. For more information on worker’s compensation, visit the Risk Management website.
Effective July 1, 2016