Power outage planned May 30

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On May 29, 2019

A daylong power outage is planned Thursday, May 30, to allow for replacement of one of S&T’s substation transformers. Several campus buildings will be affected by the power outage, which will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and last throughout the day. Staff enrichment workshops will be available 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 30 in Hasselmann Alumni House, which will not be affected by the power outage.

Power will be restored to all buildings by 8 a.m. Friday, May 31.

Buildings NOT affected

Buildings fed directly by Rolla Municipal Utilities will not be affected. The buildings that will NOT be affected by the power outage include:

  • 710 University Drive (formerly the Missouri Enterprise Building)
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Bureau of Mines Building No. 1, Building No. 2 and Building No. 3
  • Campus Housing and Dining Building
  • Campus Support Facility
  • Custodial and Landscape Services Building
  • Diversity House (formerly named Student Diversity, Outreach and Women’s Programs)
  • Experimental Mine Facility
  • Gale Bullman Building
  • Hasselmann Alumni House
  • Hy Point Industrial Park
  • Innovation Park
  • Kummer Student Design Center
  • Miner Village
  • Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Annex
  • Pine Building at 1304 N. Pine St.
  • Residential Commons 1 and 2
  • Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, including the Energetics Building
  • Rolla Suites North and Rolla Suites South
  • South Central Regional Professional Development Center
  • Southwestern Bell Cultural Center
  • Student Health Complex
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Temporary Facility “A”
  • Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall
  • University Commons
Campus to remain open, learning opportunities available

The campus will remain open during this outage. Employees are encouraged to use this time for learning. Staff enrichment workshops will be provided 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Hasselmann Alumni House. Topics will include university benefits, social media etiquette, team building and five-minute stress relief strategies. All staff members can attend – even if your building is not affected by the power outage. Sign up online. For more information, please contact Barbi Spencer, compliance specialist, at 341-7078 or spencerbar@mst.edu.

If your building will lose power but you will need generated power for your area, please contact Michelle Bresnahan, director of environmental health and safety, at 341-4305 or mem@mst.edu.

Power down your computer before power outage

If your building will not have electrical power on Thursday, May 30, please turn off your computer before leaving work today (Wednesday, May 29).

Portion of State Street to close temporarily

To allow access for construction equipment, University Police will close State Street from 11th Street north to where the street ends near the Havener Center beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. This section of the street will remain closed through 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Some parking spaces in the Havener Center’s visitors lot and B-13 will be blocked. Parking will be restricted on State Street between 10th and 11th streets. If parking accommodations are needed, please contact the parking office at 341-4303. For more information about the planned power outage, please contact Ron Boggs, senior construction project manager, at 341-4252 or ronboggs@mst.edu.

Working on May 30

Due to safety concerns, no employee or student should be in any building that is without power during the scheduled outage. Faculty who need access to any building affected by the outage must secure approval through their dean and through environmental health and safety prior to May 30 so appropriate arrangements can be made. Environmental health and safety can be contacted at 341-4305 or ehs@mst.edu.

It will be a normal work day for all employees who typically work from any of the buildings not affected by the power outage. (See the list above.)

Approved work arrangements (with supervisor approval)

Interim Chancellor Chris Maples has authorized the following alternative work arrangements on May 30 for those affected by the power outage. A combination of these options may be used. Please document your plans with your supervisor by Wednesday, May 29. We need to know which computer labs will be used.

  • Take advantage of staff enrichment workshops sponsored by Staff Council, described above.
  • Working remotely or at home is NOT APPROVED as an option on May 30 for nonexempt staff.
  • Exempt employees may work in designated spaces on campus or, with supervisory approval, work off campus. Assignments must be pre-approved.
  • Complete staff enrichment courses through MyLearn (on campus)
    • These computer labs will be available for employees to sign in and complete myLearn courses:
      • Room 114 Campus Support Facility
      • Room 1005 Residential Commons 1
      • Residential Commons 2
    • You will need to print a copy of the course completion certificate and present to your supervisor for verification of work performed. To print a certificate from MyLearn, select “learning transcript,” then select the title of the training you completed. There is a drop-down menu indicated with three dots by the “launch” button near the top of the page. Click the three dots and select “View Certificate” from the menu. The certificate will appear. Click the “Print” button at the top of the certificate.
  • Work from an alternative campus location. You may work from Room 114 Campus Support Facility or the other computer labs identified above, or at the University Police conference room (if you provide your own laptop.)

Vacation or personal leave

With the approval of your supervisor, employees may request time off using their vacation, personal or compensatory time accruals on May 30.

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