Fairfield, CT 06825
Office of Human Resources
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
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We are proud of what we have to offer SHU employees and prospective employees and of what we do here at Sacred Heart University.
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The mission of the Sacred Heart University Human Resources function is to contribute to Sacred Heart University's strategic plan by:
- Developing and strengthening the university culture consistent with the people values and philosophy of the President, senior management, and the Board of Trustees.
- Ensuring that the quality and productivity of Sacred Heart University people continue to serve as a primary competitive advantage.
- Serving as an advocate for Sacred Heart University's People Principles, Human Resources Philosophy and Human Resource Mission.
- Supporting the leadership team, administration, staff and faculty and sustaining a work environment which attracts, motivates, develops, rewards, and retains the highest caliber people.
- Providing centralized expertise and service in a way that adds value and/or achieves economics of scale.
- Enhance career opportunities for employees for individual growth and development.
In the event of inclement weather, the University will remain open for business purposes and all staff and administration should report to work. However, there may be times that Sacred Heart University may cancel some or all of the day’s classes or possibly the University will close completely for the day. These guidelines are available to assist you with managing your attendance during such circumstances.
In the event the University cancels classes:
A delayed opening may be posted indicating that classes are delayed and/or canceled, however staff and administration should report to work by the alternate time indicated on the SHU Info Line.
In the event the employee does not feel they will be able to report to work on time, needs to leave work early, or needs to cancel the day completely, the employee is required to notify their Supervisor and/or Manager immediately.
An employee may utilize their available personal time to cover the absence. In the event the employee does not have personal time available, the employee may utilize a vacation day.
*At no point, should an employee be made to feel as though they are required to stay at work or come into the office, especially if they feel their safety is at risk.
In the event the University closes (i.e., power outage, state of emergency declared by the State of Connecticut, etc.):
Staff & Administration who are scheduled to work are not required to report into the University. The employee’s regularly scheduled workday will be paid for without charge to the employee’s vacation and/or personal accrual.
Public Safety and Campus Operations employees provide care for the safety of the students and staff. Therefore, these employees are considered Essential Service Employees and are still expected to report to work in the event the University closes.
Should you have any questions concerning these guidelines, or if you require further clarification, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Notification of University Closing, Delayed Opening and/or Cancellation of Classes:
Due to space or other limitations with voice recordings or electronic messages, the university website will contain the most complete and updated information. Further notification will include:
- Recording on the SHU Info Line: 203-365-7669 or ext. 7669
- Alerts sent through SHU EAS emergency alert system (text message, email and automated phone call)
- Notification through news media outlets News12 and www.ctweather.com, which feeds the following radio stations: WEBE108, WICC 600-AM, and KICKS 105.5.