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Rock Island District Operating Status

Severe Weather Conditions and Administrative Dismissal Policy

When severe weather conditions exist or are predicted, Rock Island District Headquarters' employees should monitor local radio and television stations for information pertaining to the District. If the District is closed, all local radio and television stations will be notified, an announcement will be placed on this website and the District phone tree will be updated with the District's operating status.

To access the District's operating status by phone, dial: 1-800-799-8302 or 309-794-4200, press 7 (This extension is not listed as an option to the public during the recording.)

Note: Announcements pertaining to the Rock Island Arsenal do not apply to Rock Island District.

When severe weather occurs, each supervisor may use the discretion provided by 5 CPR 630.206 to grant up to one hour of excused absence to employees who are unable to report to work on time. A liberal leave policy will be authorized but requires employees to request leave from the appropriate supervisor. Decisions to grant additional excused absence, or group dismissal, will be made by chain of command. If there is any uncertainty whether Rock Island District Headquarters is open for business employees should contact their chain of command.

At locations other than the District Headquarters, site supervisors, in coordination with their chain of command, will decide when and to what extent excused absence or group dismissal is warranted and will notify the employees by appropriate local means.

Employee safety must remain a priority at all times and every individual is ultimately responsible for taking action to manage and to avoid excessive risk.

Non Weather-Related Closure

When an unforeseen emergency arises (e.g., fire, water or electrical outage, pipe burst, etc.), the chain of command will determine when and to what extent excused absence or group dismissal is warranted.

  • During business hours, employees should contact their immediate supervisor for guidance.

  • After business hours, employees should use the District phone tree to determine the District’s operating status (309-794-4200, press 7.) Please listen to the entire recording as there may be a different operating status for the Clock Tower building vs. the Annex building.

If there is any uncertainty whether the District Headquarters complex is open for business, employees should contact their chain of command.

At locations other than District Headquarters, site supervisors, in coordination with their chain of command, will decide when and to what extent excused absence or group dismissal is warranted and will notify the employees by appropriate local means.