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K-State Today Special Issue

May 30, 2019

Update for employees on flooding in Manhattan area

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Parts of Manhattan and some surrounding areas are projected to flood as water is released from Tuttle Creek reservoir. K-State is providing the community and employees with support. These efforts are coordinated by Michael Bear, K-State emergency manager. Read flooding updates as they relate to K-Staters. 

Employees who are or may be affected by flooding should talk to their supervisors now about their situation. This also applies to employees who may have difficulty coming to work if roads — such as Highway 24 — are flooded.

The university may provide up to one week of leave for employees who have been substantially disrupted in their home environment or displaced from their homes due to flooding. How much leave is granted and when for each employee may vary. Supervisors should consider the extent of flooding that has impacted an employee's home, time required by the employee to address emergency needs, and the needs of the university unit with regard to the employee's work duties. Supervisors with questions are encouraged to reach out to Human Capital Services for guidance. Any leave granted to an employee due to flooding must be coded as "inclement weather."

Employees and supervisors who have further questions should contact Diana McElwain with Human Capital Services at dedmonds@k-state.edu or 785-532-6277.

If you know students who are affected by the flood, please encourage them to contact student life at 785-532-6432 or stulife@k-state.edu. The student life staff can help communicate if there are concerns about summer class absences.

For anyone who is displaced or evacuated from their homes, the American Red Cross opened a shelter location at Westview Church located at 615 Gillespie Drive.  

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