Kaua’i, O’ahu State Offices Closed Friday

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Public Information, Public Notice

STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
235 S. BERETANIA STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813-2437

BARBARA A. KRIEG, DIRECTOR
LEILA A. KAGAWA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR

August 7, 2014

TO: All State Department Heads
FROM: Barbara A. Krieg, Director
SUBJECT: Administrative Leave Due to Anticipated Severe Weather Conditions on Friday, August 8, 2014 (Hurricane Iselle) for the islands of Oahu and Kauai

State offices on Oahu and Kauai will be closed on Friday, August 8, 2014 due to anticipated severe weather conditions and possible flooding caused by Hurricane Iselle.

Employees affected by the closing of these offices should not report to work and shall be granted Administrative Leave, EXCEPT for:

  • Departmental Disaster/Emergency Coordinators,
  • Disaster Response Workers, and
  • Employees whose work involves continuing crucial operations/services, such as hospital workers, correctional workers, etc.

Employees who fall into one of the above categories are required to report to work, unless you determine that they can be excused.

If departments are unsure which of their positions/employees are in one of the three categories above, they should refer to their respective Departmental Emergency Response Plan.

The following information is provided in order to clarify the work or leave status of employees:

1. Employees who work on Friday, August 8,2014, shall be considered as having worked their normal day of work and shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.

2. Employees who are on their scheduled day off shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.

3. Employees who are on approved leaves shall be continued on leave status without any adjustment to their leave records and shall not be granted equivalent time off at a later date.

4. Hourly paid employees shall not be entitled to Administrative Leave.

Please advise your employees to take necessary steps to protect furniture, equipment, documents and other items in their offices by unplugging power cords and ensuring that any windows are fully closed.
Based on current information, we expect to return to normal business operations by Monday morning. If conditions change, however, this determination may be reassessed.

Your cooperation in furnishing this information to appropriate personnel in your department (including attached agencies) is appreciated. Questions from your managers, supervisors or employees on this matter should be addressed to your department’s HR/Personnel Office. However, if your HR/Personnel Office needs assistance, please refer them to their assigned Point of Contact in my Labor Relations Office.

cc: Deputy Directors
Departmental Personnel Officers
Bruce Coppa, Chief of Staff
HRD Offices: PTO, LRO and Safety