(Approved 12/29/08)

Since Extension offices are located throughout the state and weather conditions will vary from those on campus, it is necessary to establish alternative processes for determining when a facility outside of Reno should close due to inclement weather.

Generally, offices will look to the determinations made by county government when the office is in the same location as the county seat and follow their decisions for office closures and delaying the opening of offices. For those offices that are housed in buildings controlled by other governmental entities, the office will refer to the determinations of that entity. Specifically this applies as follows:

County governments to follow for office closures by Extension office
Extension office Closure decision to follow
Carson City/Storey County Carson City Consolidated Municipality
Churchill County Churchill County
Douglas County Douglas County
Elko County Great Basin College
Eureka County Eureka County
Humboldt County Humboldt County
Lander County Lander County
Mineral County Mineral County
Nye County | Tonopah Nye County
Pershing County Pershing County
White Pine County White Pine County

 

Office closure procedures for other Extension offices
Extension office Procedure  
Clark County | Las Vegas  The area director and the College's fiscal and human resources officer will consult and determine as to whether the building will be closed or a delayed opening of the building will be implemented.  
Clark County | Logandale The Extension educator will consult with the area director who will determine as to whether the building will be closed or a delayed opening of the building will be implemented.  
Clark County | Mesquite The Extension educator will consult with the area director who will determine as to whether the building will be closed or a delayed opening of the building will be implemented.  
Lincoln County The Extension educator will consult with the area director who will determine as to whether the building will be closed or a delayed opening of the building will be implemented.  
Nye County | Pahrump  The Extension educator will consult with the area director who will determine as to whether the building will be closed or a delayed opening of the building will be implemented.  
State 4-H Camp The 4‐H Camp manager will consult with the 4-H Youth Development Statewide Program Director and determine as to whether the camp will be closed.  
Washoe County The office will follow University procedures for campus closure and notification. Closure information is available via recorded message at 775-784‐1110, option 4.  

Additional Information:

  • The Director's office must be notified of any office closures or delayed openings.
  • All offices will put in place and notify employees as to the process for how employees will receive and/or retrieve information related to closures.
  • All personnel policies of the state will be followed. For those employees who are not expected to work due to prearranged vacation time or those who are out on sick leave due to illness, the time off will be charged to either annual or sick leave as planned.
  • If you have any questions about how a weather situation may impact your specific work location, contact your supervisor, Extension educator or area director.  
Extension 2008, Office Closure Policy, Extension
 

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Swanson, Sherman, Don Kozlowski, Robert Hall, Daniel Heggem, John Lin. 2017, J. Soil and Water Conservation, 72(2):190-204.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Project 15: Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) Assessment Hall, Robert K., Sherman Swanson, Daniel Mosley, Daniel T. Heggem, John Lin, Yves Thériault; Kerry-Ann Charles, Adam St. Germain, Al Douglas, Margarita Caso Chávez, Paola García, Lucie Robidoux, Georgina O’Farrill Karen Richardson , Sylvia Correa 2016, Report. 44 pp.
Nevada Plants Useful for Riparian Condition Assessment and Monitoring. Swanson, S. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Special Publication SP-16-15 8 p.
Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) Assessment for Management and Monitoring Hall, R. K., D.T. Heggem, S. Swanson, and J. Lin, 2014, Tribal Ecosystem Research Program (TERP) Workshop - March 18-20, - Las Vegas, NV EPA/600/R-14/344