Severe Weather Arrangements

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Bad weather, icy roads, floods or snow sometimes makes travel to or from work difficult or dangerous.

The attached guides contain advice for Fife Council employees and managers on information sources and the arrangements that apply if weather conditions affect attendance at work. 




Thursday 8 March 2018: Severe Weather Guidance – special credit of time

Following the unique challenges presented by the unprecedented weather conditions last week, the Council's Executive Team (CET) has taken a decision to ensure that no employee is disadvantaged.

Note: The following information only applies to the defined period Wednesday 28 February to Friday 2 March inclusive. The current, agreed severe weather arrangements (PY12 and PY13) remain in place for all other times outwith this period and for future periods of severe weather.

CET has decided that employees who lost time during the period of severe weather from Wednesday 28 February to Friday 2 March will have a special credit of time up to their standard working day granted.

The following principles will apply:

  • The special credit of time will be granted to employees to cover absences from work as a result of adverse weather from 28 February to 2 March inclusive
  • Employees who worked part of any day during the defined period should have special credit of time granted to make up their standard working day
  • If employees had pre-planned annual/flexi leave for these days then this will remain as pre-planned leave
  • If employees reported in sick, this will be recorded as sick leave
  • If employees requested leave during the defined period due to weather/travel concerns then this should be cancelled and special credit of time granted instead
  • Casual/supply workers who were scheduled to work during this period and could not attend due to office and school closures, should be paid for the pre-agreed hours

Queries should be directed to your line manager in the first instance.



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