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    Beware phishing attempts using “UOAlert!”

    January 10th, 2017

    Some University of Oregon community members received e-mails recently with the subject “UOAlert!: Final Warning,” that asked the recipients to “confirm” e-mail information.

    These were “phishing” attempts from an unknown sender that should be deleted immediately. The UO will never e-mail students or employees and ask them to click a link and enter personal information.

    Legitimate UOAlert! emergency notification e-mails may contain links for information (primarily to this Alerts page, https://alerts.uoregon.edu) but those links will be for reading and information only, and will not ask for passwords or personal information.

    Any time you receive an e-mail that looks suspicious (misspellings, strange addresses, poor syntax or grammar), or that asks for personal information, please immediately forward the e-mail to UO Information Services at phishing@uoregon.edu.


    UOAlert!: Campus Status

    January 8th, 2017
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    January 8, 2017 – 2:15 pm

    Members of the University Community,

    We expect the University of Oregon to be open on Monday, Jan. 9, however, all classes are canceled, and the new term will officially start on Jan. 10.

    While temperatures are expected to warm considerably in the Eugene area by tomorrow morning, the impact of snow, ice, and extreme cold stretching from Northern California to Portland and beyond has made it extremely challenging for many students to return to campus in time for classes tomorrow. There have been numerous flight delays and hazardous road conditions in many areas on the west coast. For this reason, we are canceling classes on Monday.

    We encourage students, faculty, and staff to use caution and stay safe as you travel to and around campus, and we specifically ask that faculty continue to be flexible for students who cannot make it to campus in the next several days due to continued travel-related delays.

    UO Campus Planning and Facilities Management crews have been working overtime to make safe designated walking paths around campus, but some areas may remain challenging early Monday. We encourage everyone to please use caution and plan for extra travel time.

    Below you will find a list of resources. Visit alerts.uoregon.edu for continuous updates as weather conditions continue to evolve.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Coltrane

    Provost and Senior Vice President

    Resources:

    Campus Conditions Map

    State of Oregon Road Information

    Winter Driving Tips

    How to Walk on Ice

    UO Alerts Blog


    UOAlert!: Campus Status

    January 5th, 2017
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    January 5, 2017 – 9:16 am

    The University of Oregon will resume normal operations at 10am.

    While there remain many challenges for travel around the area, main campus walkways are passable. Please refer to campus snow routes when planning your travel on campus: https://map.uoregon.edu/snow-routes, which includes a live view of current ice hazards, highlighting areas where caution should be used when walking.

    Employees are urged to use caution and their best judgment in traveling to and walking on campus.

    It is understood that not everyone may be able to travel to campus due to ongoing issues related to inclement weather. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to campus, based on individual circumstances and in consultation with their supervisor.

    For those using public transit, the latest LTD detour information can be found at www.LTD.org and on twitter (@LaneTransit) twitter.com/LaneTransit.

    Check http://alerts.uoregon.edu for more information, resources, and updates. Please stay safe.

    Winter Weather Resources:


    Eugene Campus Opening at 10:00 am Thursday

    January 5th, 2017

    Thursday, January 5 – 8:15 am

    The Eugene campus will be opening at 10:00 am today.

    People are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling today.

    It is understood that some employees may need more time, or will be unable, to travel safely to or from campus, depending on individual circumstances. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment to assess personal risk, and work with their immediate supervisors around any adjustments to their work schedules.

    Inclement weather details for employees: https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather


    UO Alert!: UO closes early Wednesday, opens late Thursday

    January 4th, 2017
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    Due to developing inclement weather, the University of Oregon Eugene campus will close at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Employees who are not designated as “essential” may leave as of 1 p.m. today, after notifying their supervisors.

    The UO Eugene campus will remain closed until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5.

    People are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling home today.

    It is understood that some employees may need more time, or will be unable, to travel safely to or from campus, depending on individual circumstances. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment to assess personal risk, and work with their immediate supervisors around any adjustments to their work schedules.

    Inclement weather details for employees: https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather

    Employees who perform essential duties and who have been designated by their supervisor as “essential” are expected to work during inclement weather. Employees unsure of their status should check with their supervisors.

    Human Resources will send a future memo about compensation issues related to inclement weather.

    Check http://alerts.uoregon.edu for more information and resources, and stay safe.


    Time Reporting for Inclement Weather

    December 20th, 2016

    Dear Colleagues,

    Last week, the University of Oregon experienced a significant weather emergency. The ice storm interrupted power and created a hazardous environment on campus. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to those employees who labored over the past few days to remove hazards, keep core facilities operational, and ensure our campus is safe.

    The decision to close campus on Thursday and Friday was not made easily. Ultimately, the safety of our community was the deciding factor. Under current university policy and our collective bargaining agreements, employees must use accrued leave — such as vacation, personal leave, or compensatory time — to be paid during a university closure.  In light of the unique nature of last week’s events, however, senior leadership has decided to make a one-time exception to our practices.

    Employees who were not already on approved leave and were scheduled and available to work last week on Thursday, December 15th and/or Friday, December 16th will receive their regular pay and will not be required to use leave to cover that period. This decision applies to all employees*, represented and unrepresented, with additional details provided for the following specific employee groups:

    SEIU essential employees are required to work during periods of closure or curtailment. Essential employees required to work on Thursday and/or Friday shall be paid at the rate of time and-one half for all hours worked.

    Faculty who are on 9 month contracts will be compensated pursuant to the terms of their appointment. Principal investigators should check with their sponsored projects officer to determine how this will affect their specific grant.

    UO employees at sites other than Eugene (e.g. Portland, Charleston, Pine Mountain) should consult your payroll administrator with any questions.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition back to regular operations. Please contact Human Resources with questions about the university decision regarding pay during the UO closures last week.

    Best regards,
    Nancy Resnick
    Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice President

    *All employees include student and temporary employees, SEIU classified, Teamsters classified, officers of administration, faculty, and graduate employees.


    UOAlert! 2016-12-18: Eugene campus reopens — use caution

    December 18th, 2016
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    The University of Oregon Eugene campus returned to normal operations over the weekend, however employees returning to campus Monday should use caution.

    While cleanup efforts during the last several days have been very successful, some areas of campus remain hazardous. Use caution, as crews continue cleanup related to damage from ice. For details on areas where hazards exist and work is ongoing, visit https://map.uoregon.edu/storm-damage and plan to use designated walkways.

    Please be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking under trees with ice. Do not go through caution tape or enter areas where Campus Planning and Facilities Management staff continue to work to improve impacted areas.

    It is understood that some may still not be able to travel to campus due to ongoing issues related to inclement weather. Members of the campus community are expected to use their best judgment in assessing the risk of coming to campus, based on individual circumstances and in consultation with supervisors.

    Check http://alerts.uoregon.edu for more information and resources, and stay safe.


    UOAlert!: Campus Closure

    December 16th, 2016
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    December 16, 2016 – 3:55 pm

    The University of Oregon Eugene campus again remains closed for the night.

    Employees working evening and night shifts should not report to work.

    While crews have worked through the last few days to address issues, winter weather and below freezing temperatures continue to make for dangerous conditions on campus and throughout the Eugene Springfield area.

    Please be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking under trees with ice. The following map highlights areas of campus with remaining hazards: https://map.uoregon.edu/storm-damage

    Inclement weather details for employees are available at https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather

    Check http://alerts.uoregon.edu for more information and resources, and please stay safe.


    Campus Crime Alert 2016-12-15

    December 15th, 2016
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    What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    Today Eugene Police shared information about an armed robbery that happened early Thursday morning, December 15, very near the University of Oregon campus:

    Robbery at Best Western on Franklin

    On December 15 at 4:19 a.m., a male suspect entered the Best Western (Greentree Inn) at 1759 Franklin Boulevard. He used a handgun to demand cash from an employee. The suspect then fled the hotel with cash eastbound on foot. A Springfield Police K9 was called to respond. The suspect was not located.

    The suspect is described as a white adult male, 5’10″ tall, with an average build and last seen wearing a heavy, black coat and ski mask.

    This incident is unresolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 (case number 16-20901). Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.

    SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

    No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

    • It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
    • Bystanders should try to be aware of their surroundings, and if there are signs of a person in distress, bystanders should make themselves known and offer assistance if it is safe to do so, and/or seek immediate help from police or security personnel.
    • Every person and situation is different; survivors must decide for themselves what actions or responses are safest in any situation. If someone attempts to touch you against your will, you have the right to yell “NO” loudly, or do whatever is necessary to get the person to let go, and flee to a safe place and seek help. When safe, try to remember as much as possible about the person’s appearance and behavior. Regardless of what happens during an incident, you have the right to report the crime and to receive services and accommodations.
    • Assaults by strangers are far less common than assaults by people known to survivors. Self-defense classes can prepare people to deter or escape an assault, and have benefits for improved awareness and confidence. Credit courses are available from the Physical Education department (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/pe_rec/#courseinventory) and from UOPD and SAPP (http://police.uoregon.edu/content/self-defense).
    • Students may use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), call a taxicab, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).
    • For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UOPD at 541-346-2919.

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME

    • Survivors have a right to report crimes to police and have crimes investigated and/or prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
    • Call 541-346-SAFE at any time or visit safe.uoregon.edu to learn about options and resources.
    • For students, a range of support services are available through the Office of the Dean of Students, 541-346-3216; uodos@uoregon.edu.
    • For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours); counseling.uoregon.edu/dnn.
    • For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770; healthcenter.uoregon.edu.
    • For employees, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.
    • Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).

    UOAlert!: Campus Closure

    December 15th, 2016
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    December 15, 2016 – 8:00pm

    The University of Oregon Eugene campus remains closed tomorrow, Friday, December 16th. All events are canceled.

    The one exception to the closure is for law school exams. A separate message has been sent directly to law students regarding the final exam schedule.

    While crews are diligently working to address issues, significant icing remains in the trees which makes for dangerous conditions on campus and throughout the Eugene-Springfield area.

    A map showing the most severely impacted areas can be viewed at https://map.uoregon.edu/storm-damage.

    Personnel responsible for responding to inclement weather and related cleanup under the university’s closure policy (https://policies.uoregon.edu/vol-4-finance-administration-infrastructure/ch-7-real-property-facilities-planning/facilities-and) are expected to report to work tomorrow, provided they can do so safely. Employees in this category should contact their supervisor if they have concerns about safety related to traveling to campus.

    If you are required to be on campus, please use extreme caution when outdoors as there are several downed trees and power lines in the greater campus community. Avoid walking under or near trees or downed power lines. As ice begins to melt, there is increased risk from ice and branches falling out of the trees.

    Inclement weather details for employees are available at https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-hr/campus-notifications/inclement-weather

    Check http://alerts.uoregon.edu for more information and resources, and please stay safe.


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