ESSENTIAL (“E”) Policy Term Definition

employees with specific responsibilities before, during or after a declared emergency. All employees can be classified essential depending on the needs of the University. These responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Remain at worksite during the emergency
  • Accompany patients to another location and provide care at that location until notified to return to UTMB Galveston
  • Return immediately after the emergency to relieve those who were assigned to stay
  • Work at an alternate location if assigned during or after the emergency
  • Come to work during scheduled time off if requested