Staff

Staff members should:

Staff guidance:

Information for Designated and Essential employees:

Emergencies can occur anywhere at any time.  The university plans for all-hazards and relies on designated and essential employees to fulfill specific critical functions and perform certain duties during a university closure or emergency.  In order to fulfill those responsibilities, individuals should prepare themselves by making an emergency plan, building a kit with essential personal items and knowing how to stay informed during incidents.  Individual preparedness is the foundation in helping to protect you and your loved ones. In addition, when employees are personally prepared, the GW Community can continue to promote a safe and resilient campus for all students, faculty and staff.

BEFORE AN EMERGENCY:

  1. Home & Family - Prepare your home and those who depend on you by creating evacuation/get away, shelter-in-place and communication plans.  Include special considerations for elder, child and pet care.  Assemble kits with emergency items for home, automobile and other important locations.  Kits should sustain you for at least three days. Visit Build a Kit for suggestions on items to include in your emergency kit.
  2. Workplace - Talk to your supervisor annually about your responsibilities during a university closure or emergency. This includes clarifying expectations and reviewing emergency plans and notification procedures. Routinely update your GW Alert information and have alternate means of transportation to and from work. Build a Kit to store in your office. Keeping these items at work will help keep you comfortable if you are required to remain at work for a few hours or overnight. If required to stay overnight, bring other items such as a pillow, toiletries, etc.

DURING AN EMERGENCY:

  □ Check in with your supervisor for guidance and direction

  □ Perform tasks assigned by supervisor in a safe manner using proper workplace protections

  □ Report hazardous/unsafe conditions to supervisor

  □ Monitor CampusAdvisories.gwu.edu or call the GW Information Line at 202-994-5050 (VSTC Information Line 703-726-8333)

AFTER AN EMERGENCY:

  □ Check in with your supervisor for guidance and direction

  □ Refresh home and workplace preparedness kits

  □ Seek services offered by the Employee Assistance Program

 
For additional information, contact your HR Client Partner and visit Ready.gov and RedCross.org
 

Important Phone Numbers

202.994.5050
571.553.8333
301.881.9260
 

EMERGENCY

202.994.6111
202.242.6111
911
 

NON-EMERGENCY

202.994.6110
202.994.8099
202.242.6110
703.777.1021