Contact Information

Security: Inclement Weather


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Room UP001
Security Director
(301) 295-3033
FAX (301) 295-1901

After hours emergencies

Contact the USU Security Guard Force at (301) 295-3038 or 295-3039

You will hear one of the following messages when you call (301) 295-3039 during periods of inclement weather:

Message 1. "USU is OPEN."

USU/AFRRI will open on time, and all employees, faculty, and students are expected to report for work and class as scheduled.

Message 2. "USU is operating under an UNSCHEDULED LEAVE policy."

This means USU/AFRRI will open on time, but nonemergency employees may take annual leave, accrued compensatory time, or leave without pay (LWOP) without the prior approval of their supervisors. Employees must inform their supervisors, in accordance with established procedures, if they plan to take leave. Employees designated as essential personnel (all military and civilian students, faculty personnel, and teaching support staff with teaching and/or clinical responsibilities for that day) or as emergency personnel are expected to report for work on time.

Message 3. "USU is operating under a Delayed Opening policy."

This means USU/AFRRI will be delayed in opening by the number of hours designated in the President?s announcement. Nonemergency employees will be excused without loss of pay or leave consistent with the number of hours designated in the announcement. Employees designated as essential personnel (all military and civilian students, faculty personnel, and teaching support staff with teaching and/or clinical responsibilities for that day) are expected to report for work on time, unless otherwise authorized. Classes may be rescheduled, if delayed or canceled, by the Dean, SOM and the Dean, GSN and announced to the faculty and students. Employees designated as emergency personnel are expected to report for work on time.

Message 4. "USU is operating under a DELAYED ARRIVAL/UNSCHEDULED LEAVE policy."

This means USU/AFRRI will be delayed in opening by the number of hours designated in the President?s announcement. Nonemergency employees will be excused without loss of pay or leave consistent with the number of hours designated in the announcement if they plan to report for work. Nonemergency employees who cannot report for work may take annual leave, accrued compensatory time, or leave without pay (LWOP) without the prior approval of their supervisors. These employees must inform their supervisors, in accordance with established procedures, if they plan to take leave. Employees designated as essential personnel (all military and civilian students, faculty personnel, and teaching support staff with teaching and/or clinical responsibilities for that day) are expected to report for work on time, unless otherwise authorized. Classes may be rescheduled, if delayed or canceled, by the Dean, SOM and the Dean, GSN and announced to the faculty and students. Employees designated as emergency personnel are expected to report for work on time.

Message 5. "USU is CLOSED."

This means nonemergency employees and essential personnel are not expected to report for work or class. Employees designated as emergency personnel are expected to report for work on time.