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March 14, 2017

GOV. MALLOY: THIRD-SHIFT, NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT REPORT TO WORK TUESDAY EVENING

(HARTFORD, CT March 14 | 1:33 pm) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that all third-shift, nonessential state employees should not report to work later this evening – Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – due to the ongoing winter storm.

As the travel ban on state roads remains in place, crews are continuing to work to clear the roads so they can be up and running as soon as possible.

The Governor expects to make more announcements later this evening.

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GOV. MALLOY SIGNS CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY AHEAD OF WINTER STORM, ACTIVATES STATEWIDE TRAVEL BAN BEGINNING AT 5AM TUESDAY MARCH 14, 2017

State Emergency Operations Center to be Fully Activated, Nonessential State Employees Should Not Report to Work Tuesday

 

(HARTFORD, CT March 13 |5:30 p.m.) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in the State of Connecticut ahead of the major winter storm that is expected to impact the state on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  With dangerous weather conditions anticipated that will last throughout the day, the Governor has also signed an order activating a statewide travel ban that will begin at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice.

In addition, the Governor is fully activating the state’s Emergency Operations Center starting at 5:00 a.m.  He is also directing all nonessential first and second-shift state employees to not report to work on Tuesday.

“Snowfall is expected to begin shortly before sunrise and will increase quickly, with peak blizzard conditions reached only several hours later.  Everyone in Connecticut is urged to plan ahead – wherever you are at sunrise Tuesday morning, expect to remain there throughout the remainder of the storm and into the night,” Governor Malloy said.  “With snow coming down at rates in excess of three to four inches per hour at points and winds reaching as much at 60 miles per hour, white out conditions will severely limit visibility.  Residents are urged to make safety a priority and to not make any attempt to travel.”

The Governor is encouraging everyone in Connecticut to continually monitor local media outlets throughout the day today and tomorrow as further announcements from the state regarding the storm will be made.

The latest forecast has snowfall beginning between 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday with blizzard conditions expected by 9:00 a.m.  With winds reaching as much as 50 miles per hour inland and 60 miles per hour on the coast, there will be white out conditions for as much as six hours during the day.  Snow is expected to taper off between 10:00 p.m. and midnight with final counts of 10 to 15 inches along the southeast coast, 16 to 20 inches at the southwest coast, 20 to 28 inches across central and western Connecticut, and 24 to 30 inches in the northwest hills and higher elevations.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has spent the day on Monday pre-treating roadways.  The agency has 634 plow trucks and 250 private contract plow operators on standby to be called in if necessary.  CTDOT is responsible for more than 10,000 lane miles of roads in Connecticut.  More than 35,000 lane miles of roads are maintained by Connecticut cities and towns.

On Friday, Governor Malloy activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol, which directs certain state agencies to coordinate services that help the most vulnerable receive protection from the cold.  It was scheduled to end on Monday morning, however he ordered the protocol to be extended through 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16.  A listing of all available shelters and warming centers that have been opened throughout the state can be found by calling 2-1-1.

For continuous updates throughout the duration of the storm, visit the State of Connecticut’s official winter storm update website.


**Download: Governor Malloy’s orders proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency and implementing a travel ban

 

GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL FIRST AND SECOND SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK FOR TUESDAY    
MARCH 14, 2017.

 
(HARTFORD, CT March 13 |4:30 p.m.) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Tuesday March 14, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

“As conditions are predicted to intensify, we are ordering all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to stay home tomorrow. With heavy snow falling across the state and forecast to continue throughout the day, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel."


February 9, 2017

GOV. MALLOY: NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT REPORT TO WORK ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, DUE TO SNOW

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking nonessential first and second-shift state employees to stay home on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in advance of the coming winter storm.

The Governor also announced that he will activate the state's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday at 5:00 AM to continue coordinating the state's response to the storm.

"All indications are that this will be a fast-moving, challenging storm," said Governor Malloy. "We need roads clear so that emergency personnel and utility crews can do their job. As such, I urge all Connecticut residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. If employers can allow people to work from home or alter their hours, I encourage them to do that as well."

Forecasts predict snow to begin falling in the early morning, with the potential for very heavy snowfall between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Very slick driving conditions are expected with low visibilities down to one quarter mile at times.  Near blizzard conditions are expected at times; with snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour through the rest of the morning as temperatures continue to fall into the upper 20s by noon, with snow tapering off during the afternoon.

State officials warn that even with the full fleet of snow removal equipment deployed throughout the state, keeping the roads clear during such a heavy snow fall will be a challenge. As such, the Governor encourages motorists to stay safe and off the road during the window of peak snowfall. Residents who can work from home are urged to do so. And businesses are encouraged to provide employees such an option if possible.

All state employees are encouraged to monitor the “Notification of Early Release/Late Opening for State Offices” page on the state’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website for the latest updates on state office closures.

In related news, the State of New York has issued a tandem trailer ban on several portions of its state highway system beginning 12:00 AM Thursday, February 9.


February 8, 2015
 
GOV. MALLOY: WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE STATE THROUGH MONDAY
Entire State Under Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories

(HARTFORD, CT) – With another winter storm bearing down on the state, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging everyone to take it slow and allow for extra time to get to and from destinations on Monday, February 9, 2015.

Nonessential state employees are to report to work at their normally scheduled time on Monday.  Nonessential state employees can use personal and vacation time if they are unable to report to work or need to report late.

"We continue to be in a stormy weather pattern, and since this is winter in New England, we must all be prepared to deal with these types of storms. DOT trucks will be treating the roads through the entire storm so we can keep the state open for business," Governor Malloy said.  "Driving conditions will not be optimal tomorrow, but roads will be passable.  If you must drive, take it slow and give yourself extra time to get to and from your destinations."

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection's Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor conditions across the state during the duration of the storm and is ready to quickly coordinate any assistance, provide updates if the forecast changes, and assist municipalities as needed.

Snowfall of varying intensities is forecasted to continue throughout the day and evening on Monday, impacting both the morning and evening commutes. Total snowfall is currently forecast to range from 2 to 4” in Southern CT, 4 to 8” in Central CT up to 8 to 10” in Northern CT, with some higher amounts possible in the NW Hills. The timing on the snowfall can be modified based on changing weather forecasts.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties and Winter Weather Advisories for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties.

 
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February 2, 2015

 

To all state employees:
Start time is at 10:00 AM. Please be aware that you may use personal leave or vacation time if you determine that is the best course of action for you.

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February 1, 2015

 

GOV. MALLOY: WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE STATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY; STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER TO OPEN AT 4AM MONDAY; NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD REPORT TO WORK AT 10AM
Entire State Under a Winter Storm Warning

(HARTFORD, CT) – With a winter storm bearing down on the state, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and, if possible, avoid travel during the height of the storm on Monday morning.  Governor Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 4:00 a.m. on Monday to monitor conditions across the state and quickly coordinate any assistance that may be necessary.

In addition, the Governor has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Monday, February 2, 2015, and is directing nonessential state employees to report to work at 10:00 a.m.

“I am asking everyone to take it slow for tomorrow's commutes and if possible to avoid travel during the height of the storm Monday morning,” Governor Malloy said.  “I have asked all state employees to report to work at 10:00 a.m. so that the DOT can clear the roads without the usual morning rush hour traffic.  Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans.”

He continued, “We are also taking steps to make sure that we can take care of those in need of shelter. I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 and continue to encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need.”

Last week, Governor Malloy activated the state’s severe cold weather protocol through February 8, which directs the DESPP’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Housing (DOH) to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected from the severe cold weather.

“State emergency management officials continue to prepare for the potential impacts of this storm and continue to provide me with regular updates,” Governor Malloy added.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for the entire state from this evening thru Monday afternoon.  Total accumulations are currently forecast to range from 6-10" in Southern CT, 8-12" just south of the 1-84 corridor and 10"-14" across Northern CT, with some slightly higher amounts in the Northwest Hills.

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Jan 27 2015
GOV. MALLOY LIFTS STATEWIDE TRAVEL BAN EFFECTIVE AT 2PM TODAY, STATE OFFICES TO OPEN ON WEDNESDAY
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that he has lifted the statewide travel ban as of 2:00 p.m. today.
 
“I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road.  We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and allow DOT workers to clear the roads. With decreasing snow bands and clearing roads, I have decided to lift the statewide travel ban effective at 2 p.m. today,” Governor Malloy said.  “I have coordinated this decision with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  I would advise residents who are traveling to those states to check with state authorities regarding travel restrictions.  Again, thank you to the residents of the State of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying safe during this storm.”

The Governor is also informing third-shift nonessential state employees not to report to work this evening.  All state employees are to report to work as scheduled on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  The Governor will continue to provide updates as necessary.

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Jan 26 2015

GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL FIRST AND SECOND SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 27, 2015.
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Tuesday January 27, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

“As conditions are predicted to intensify, we are ordering all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to stay home tomorrow. With heavy snow falling across the state and forecast to continue throughout the day, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel."

 

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January 7 2015

 

HR ADVISORY NO.  2015-01

TO:                         All Connecticut Police Academy Staff/Academy Attendees/                                                                                        Commanding Officers/Managers/Supervisors

 

FROM:                  Jeanne Anderson, Human Resources Administrator 2

                                Human Resources

 

DATE:                    January 7, 2015

 

RE:                          CONNECTICUT POLICE ACADEMY CLOSURE

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the Connecticut Police Academy experienced a water main break.  As a result, the Connecticut Police Academy will remain closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Friday, January 9, 2015 for training activities.  Please note the following:

Basic Training:

Basic Training Sessions 347 and 348 on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Friday, January 9, 2015 will report directly to Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.  Training for both classes will be held in Copernicus Hall.  Session 347 will train in Room 210 and Session 348 will train in Room 213.

Recruits should report to their respective training rooms by 0745 hours.  Parking is available in the Parking Garage located next to Welte Hall.  Each recruit will need to bring their own lunch (which can be packed in a small cooler, if desired).

In-Service Training:

The Field Training Officer – Train the Trainer class on Thursday, January 8, 2015 will be conducted at the Meriden Police Department at the scheduled time.

All POSTC Managers will report to the Academy on Thursday as scheduled.  Support Staff will also report to the Academy.  Basic Training Staff will report to Central Connecticut State University or the Academy as already determined.

If any further changes occur, another announcement will be issued.

 

 
November 26, 2014 |12:13 p.m.
 

GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS SECOND-SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK TODAY DUE TO SNOW

 

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as nonessential to not report to work on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

 

“After consulting with my emergency management team, we’ve decided to order all second-shift nonessential state employees to not report to work today.  I don’t like the term ‘nonessential’ because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way,” said Governor Malloy.  “Considering the precarious driving conditions across the state and that this is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, I want to urge all residents to be safe, avoid travel and stay home until the roads have been cleared.”

 

Second-shift state employees have staggered start times, which usually begin in the early to late afternoon.

All state employees are encouraged to monitor the “Notification of Early Release/Late Opening for State Offices” page on the DEMHS website for the latest updates on state office closures.

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November 25, 2014 | 3:39 p.m.

GOV. MALLOY: STATE OFFICES TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY AT 12:30PM

Emergency Operations Center Will Be Partially Activated at 8AM Tomorrow; DOT Suspends All Road Work

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that state office buildings will close on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact the state.  Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at that time.

“After speaking with emergency management officials and assessing the current forecast, I have decided to close state office buildings at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon,” said Governor Malloy.  “The more we can get cars off the road before this storm’s real impact is felt, the better our chances are for dealing with whatever Mother Nature throws our way.”

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has canceled all planned road work beginning Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. to ease congestion and accommodate drivers who are modifying their travel plans and traveling to their holiday destinations tonight instead.

The Governor also announced that he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to monitor storm conditions across the state.

 

“Activating the EOC will allow us to better coordinate a rapid response to any problems that may arise as the storm moves through the state during the busiest travel day of the year,” continued the Governor.  “I am urging everyone to factor the weather into their travel plans, to make arrangements to reach their destination tonight or Thursday morning if possible, and to use caution and take it slow if you must travel on Wednesday.”

Also, beginning Wednesday morning, the Connecticut National Guard will begin strength and equipment status reporting from all armories across the state in anticipation of potential missioning throughout the storm period.

Total snowfall is currently forecast to range from 2” to 4” along the immediate coast and southeastern Connecticut, 6” to 10” in the valleys of central and northern Connecticut and up to 14” in the Northwest and Northeast Hills.

The EOC will be staffed with representatives from Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Division of State Police, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control), Department of Transportation, Department of Public Health, Connecticut National Guard.

All state employees are encouraged to monitor the “Notification of Early Release/Late Opening for State Offices” page on the DEMHS website for the latest updates on state office closures.

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February 13, 2014 | 7:52 a.m.

GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL FIRST AND SECOND SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK TODAY, FEB. 13 
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that he has ordered all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to not report to work on Thursday, February 13, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

“As conditions are predicted to intensify throughout the day, we are ordering all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to stay home today.  I don’t like the term non-essential because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way. With heavy snow falling across the state and forecast to continue throughout the day, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel."


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February 5, 2014 | 12:38 p.m.

GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL SECOND-SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK TODAY

 

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as non-essential to stay home on Wednesday, February 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

 

“After consulting with my emergency management team, I’ve decided to order all second-shift non-essential state employees to not report to work today,” said Governor Malloy. “Considering the precarious driving conditions across the state, I want to urge all residents to be safe, avoid travel and stay home until the roads have been cleared.”

 

Later today at 5:02 p.m., Governor Malloy will hold a news briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hartford to provide updates on the winter storm.

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February 5, 2014 | 7:50 a.m.
 

GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL FIRST-SHIFT STATE EMPLOYEES TO NOT REPORT TO WORK TODAY

 

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, February 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state. The impact on second-shift employees will be evaluated later in the day. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

 

“After having consulted with state agency officials and our weather forecasters, I am ordering all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home today. I don't like the term non-essential because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don't want to put anyone in harms way. I would also encourage private employers to follow the state’s lead.

 

“With heavy snow falling across the state and a mix of sleet and freezing rain on the way, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel. In addition, I have instituted a soft ban on tandem trucks on our interstate highways.

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February 4, 2014 | 9:38 p.m.
 

GOVERNOR MALLOY ORDERS DELAYED OPENING FOR STATE OFFICES; NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD REPORT TO WORK AT 10:00AM WEDNESDAY

Governor Will Brief Media On Winter Storm At EOC Tomorrow Morning

 

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday morning, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 10:00 a.m. The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads of the snowfall forecasted to impact the state beginning early tomorrow morning. For further updates, state employees should continue monitoring local media as well as the website of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, where they can locate an “Early Release/Late Openings/Closures” button.

 

In addition, Governor Malloy will hold a news briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hartford to provide an update on the state’s preparation and response to the winter storm.

 

“As I continue to get updates from state emergency management officials on the potential impact of the severe weather headed our way, I’ve decided to ask all executive branch agencies to enact their delayed opening plans so that we are not bogged down during the usual morning rush, right when the snowfall is forecasted to be at its heaviest. Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans,” said Governor Malloy. “If you do not need to be on the road tomorrow morning, please stay home.”

 

Governor Malloy will partially activate the EOC tonight at midnight in order to monitor conditions across the state and quickly coordinate any assistance that may be necessary.

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January 21, 2014
 
 
GOV. MALLOY: WINTER STORM AND SEVERE COLD WEATHER TO IMPACT THE STATE
Orders Staggered Early Release for Nonessential State Employees
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – With a significant winter storm bearing down on the state, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Tuesday night. Governor Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 3:00PM today to monitor conditions across the state and quickly coordinate any assistance that may be necessary.
 
In addition, the Governor has also directed the staggered release of nonessential first shift state employees between the times of 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. today because of winter weather.
 
"I am asking residents to take it slow as they head out for the afternoon commute and to avoid travel during the height of the storm tonight," said Governor Malloy. "If you do not need to be on the road tonight, please stay home as road conditions and visibility will be deteriorating rapidly. I’ve also asked all executive branch agencies to enact their early dismissal plans so that we are not bogged down during the usual evening rush, right when the snow is forecasted to pick up. Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans.”
 
He continued, “We are also taking steps to make sure that we can take care of those in need of shelter. I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 and continue to encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need.”
 
Yesterday, Governor Malloy activated the state’s severe cold weather protocol which directs the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Housing (DOH) to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected from the severe cold weather.
 
“State emergency management officials continue to prepare for the potential impacts of this severe weather and continue to provide me with regular updates,” Governor Malloy said.
 
DAS has crafted the following schedule to minimize traffic bottlenecks:
 
  • 3:00 pm – DECD, SDE, DSS, MHA, CHRO, OPM, DOC, Housing
  • 3:15 pm – DCF, Agriculture, DRS, DCP, DEEP, DOL, Protection/Advocacy, Aging
  • 3:30 pm – All other agencies
 
The current forecast is calling for heavy snow overnight tonight into Wednesday morning with overnight wind chills ranging from -10 F to -15 F. In addition to Winter Storm Warnings for the entire state, the National Weather Service has also issued Wind Chill Advisories for Tolland, Windham, and Litchfield Counties until 12:00PM Wednesday. Please stay alert for additional Watches and Warnings if they are issued.
 
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For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014
 
 
 
3 January 2014
Based on the predicted winter weather travel conditions for tomorrow morning, Friday, January 3, 2014, the Governor has ordered a delayed opening for state offices.  Nonessential state employees are to report for work at 9:30 a.m. 1/3/2014.
 
2 January 2014
GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS WINTER STORM RELEASE OF STATE WORKFORCE
Evening Commute to be Mitigated by Staggered Release
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions.  Dismissals were to begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue in fifteen minute intervals.  Agency heads were contacted directly with instructions on when to release their employees.  Releases are also being staggered within facilities so as to mitigate traffic issues in parking areas.  These releases are being coordinated with other large employers in the Hartford region.
 
“Given the impending snow and the severe cold, I’ve asked all executive agencies to enact their early dismissal plans,” Governor Malloy said.  “Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans, so that we are not bogged down during the usual evening rush, right when the snow is forecasted to pick up.”
 
Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Donald DeFronzo said, “The Governor’s directive underscores the need to keep highway traffic to a minimum later this evening as the storm intensifies in order to better provide for public safety.”
 
For information concerning the Friday, January 3 work day, state employees are advised to monitor local media as well as the website of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, where they can find the page with the Notification of Early Release/Late Opening for State Offices.
 
The dismissal schedule is as follows:
 
• 3:00 p.m. – DECD, DOE, DSS, MHA, CHRO, OPM, DOC, Housing
• 3:15 p.m. – DCF, Agriculture, DRS, DCP, DEEP, DOL, Protection/Advocacy, Aging
• 3:30 p.m. – All others
 
10 February 2013
GOV. MALLOY: NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT REPORT TO WORK ON MONDAY
Press Conference Scheduled for 6PM Tonight

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking all nonessential state employees to stay home on Monday as the clean up effort continues. However, evening and midnight shift employees should report to work as normal on Monday.

“Getting streets clear and making them safer for everyone is a priority, so I am asking nonessential state employees to stay home tomorrow,” said Governor Malloy. “I understand that everyone wants to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Crews are working around the clock to accomplish that goal. But the last thing we need at this point is a typical morning rush hour commute. Traffic build-up will only delay the effort to clear our roads."

The Governor will hold a briefing to update the media tonight at 6:00 p.m.

WHO: Governor Malloy
WHAT: Media briefing on blizzard clean up
WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 2013; 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: State Emergency Operations Center at the William A. O’Neill State Armory; 360 Broad Street, Hartford


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UCONN Health Center

The UConn Health Center has issued an emergency closing, consistent with the Emergency Closing Policy, for all UCHC and CMHC non-essential employees for Monday, February 11.
Classes will not be held on Monday and all events are cancelled.

John Dempsey Hospital and all clinics will be open; essential employees are required to report to work as normal. Parking will be available in lots K, J, the academic lots and on the roads. However, please do not park near snow mounds as snow will be removed from the campus during the day.

Employees and students should check the Broadcast Message sent on Sunday evening, February 10 and call the hotline number at 860-679-2001<tel:860-679-2001>. The backup number is 860-486-9292<tel:860-486-9292>. The hotline will be updated by 5 a.m. Monday, February 11<x-apple-data-detectors://4>, in the event there are any further weather-related changes.

Thank you for your attention to these matters. Please continue to use caution and stay safe.

Carolle T. Andrews
Chief Administrative Officer

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7 February 2013
GOV. MALLOY: NONESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT REPORT TO WORK ON FRIDAY
Will Hold News Briefings at Noon and 6PM Friday
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking nonessential state employees to stay home on Friday in advance of the coming blizzard.  However, evening and midnight shift employees should report to work as normal on Friday. 
 
The Governor also announced that he will fully activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Friday at 9:00 a.m. to continue coordinating the state’s response to the storm.
 
“Based on the forecasts we’re looking at now, I am asking nonessential state employees to remain at home on Friday,” said Governor Malloy.  “If the worst-case scenario plays out, we will need roads clear for emergency personnel and utility crews.  But even under the best of circumstances, it appears at this point that the best course of action is to keep people off the roads.  Whether you’re a state employee or not, if you can stay home and off the roads tomorrow, please do so.”
 
In addition, following a series of unified command meetings and municipal conference calls, the Governor will hold two media briefings from the state EOC on Friday – the first at 12:00 p.m., followed by another at 6:00 p.m.
 
WHO: Governor Malloy
WHAT: Media briefing on winter storm
WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2013; 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: State Emergency Operations Center at the William A. O’Neill State Armory; 360 Broad Street, Hartford
 
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WHO: Governor Malloy
WHAT: Media briefing on winter storm
WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2013; 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: State Emergency Operations Center at the William A. O’Neill State Armory; 360 Broad Street, Hartford
 
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For Immediate Release: February 7, 2013
 

 
10/29/12
 

GOV. MALLOY DIRECTS NON-ESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES NOT TO REPORT TO WORK TUESDAY

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy tonight announced that he has ordered all shifts of non-essential state employees to stay home on Tuesday, October 30.

Further announcements will be made as the storm progresses through the state during the coming days.

 
10/28/12
 
GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ALL NON-ESSENTIAL STATE EMPLOYEES NOT TO REPORT TO WORK MONDAY

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday evening announced that he has ordered all non-essential state employees not to report into work on Monday, October 29, in response to the impending severe impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut.

“After having consulted with state agency officials and our weather forecasters, I am ordering all non-essential state employees to stay home Monday,” Governor Malloy said. “Actually, I’m not a fan of that term – to me, everyone who works is important, but that’s the term that’s used. So if you’re designated as non-essential, stay home. If you’re designated as essential, then report to work.”

All DEMHS employees are considered essential.

Further announcements will be made as the storm progresses through the state during the coming days.

 
2/2/11
 

There has been no change to this order. Non-essential state employees should report to work at 10:30 a.m.

 

Governor Malloy has directed the delayed arrival of all non-essential state employees until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. This action is taken due to hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise extreme caution while driving.

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1/27/11

Governor Malloy has directed the delayed arrival of all non-essential state employees until 12 noon on Thursday, January 27, 2011. This action is taken due to hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise extreme caution while driving.

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1/11/11

Governor Malloy has declared a civil preparedness emergency and directed that non-essential, first-shift state employees should not report to work on Wednesday, January 12. By authorizing this action, the Governor is not changing any employee’s regularly scheduled workday. All second-shift employees should plan to report as usual.

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1/11/11

Governor Malloy has declared a civil preparedness emergency and directed that non-essential state employees should not report to work on Wednesday, January 12, before 12 noon. Non-essential state employees should monitor the DEMHS website and local media for further updates by 6 a.m.

The state EOC is activated as of 10 p.m., with agency reps from DEMHS, DOT, DPS, DPH, Military Dept, DEP and the Fire Commission, plus liaisons from CL&P, UI and the Red Cross.

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2/10/10 - Click here for the original document

The Governor would like to allow the early dismissal of all State of Connecticut nonessential employees effective today at 12:00 pm.

We ask that each agency stagger the release of employees to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms. 

We ask that you release 1/3 of your employees at 12:00, 1/3 at 12:30 and 1/3 at 1:00.  We will leave the operations of the staggered dismissal up to you, however may we suggest you dismiss employees in an organized manner: by floor, by department or distance they have to travel home.

 
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3/2/09 - Governor Rell has authorized the delayed arrival of all nonessential State Employees for two (2) hours, 2 March 2009.  This action is taken due to severe weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise extreme caution while driving.
 
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12/19/08 - After conducting an 8:30 AM conference call today with state agency chiefs to get the latest information about the approaching snow storm, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that she has directed the staggered early release of non-critical state employees beginning at 10:30 AM for employees who live the farthest distance from their work location.  State agency commissioners have been directed to release their employees in three stages: 10:30 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM. 
 
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2/22/08 - 12 p.m - Due to the forecasted 4 or more inches of snow in the next six hours, Governor Rell would like to allow the early, staggered dismissal of all State of Connecticut non-essential employees effective today beginning at 12:00 noon.

Each agency Commissioner or Executive Director will stagger the release of non-essential employees in their agency to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms. 

Agency personnel will be divided into thirds and dismissed at 12 noon, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm respectively.  Regional/satellite offices are included in the release schedule

 
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01/14/08 - 5 a.m - State employees are to report at their normal starting time.  The Governor urges all employees to use caution reporting for work Monday morning.  Please drive carefully and arrive safely at your destination. 
 
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12/30/07 - 7 p.m - While we do not anticipate a late opening we encourage all employees to use caution reporting for work Monday morning.
 
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12/13/07 - 11:52 a.m - The Governor would like to allow the early dismissal of all State of Connecticut nonessential employees effective today at 12:30 pm.
 
We ask that each agency stagger the release of employees to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms.
 
 
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3/16/07 - 12:29 p.m - The Governor would like to allow the early dismissal of all State of Connecticut nonessential employees effective today at 1:30 pm.
 
We ask that each agency stagger the release of employees to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms.
 
 
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02/14/07 - 1:50 p.m - The Governor would like to allow the early dismissal of all State of Connecticut nonessential employees effective today at 2:30 pm.
 
We ask that each agency stagger the release of employees to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms. 
 
Please click here for full text of memo.
 
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2/14/07 - 6:00 a.m - Governor Rell has authorized the delayed arrival of all nonessential State Employees until 10:00 am, 14 Feb 2007.  This action is taken due to severe weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. 
 
It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise extreme caution while driving.

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3/2/06 - 1:00 p.m - "The Governor would like to allow the early dismissal of all State of Connecticut nonessential employees effective today at 2:00 pm.
 
We ask that each agency stagger the release of employees to ease potential traffic concerns as we have experienced with past storms." 
 
Please click here for full text of memo.
 
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12/16/05 6:00 a.m - Governor Rell has authorized the one hour late arrival of all nonessential State Employees on 16 Dec 2005.  This action is taken due to anticipated severe weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. 
 
It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise caution while driving.
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12/9/05 - 7:00 a.m - Governor Rell has authorized the late arrival of all nonessential State Employees until
12/9/05 - 9:30 a. m  This action is taken due to anticipated severe weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions during the morning hours. 
 
All employees are urged to exercise extra caution during their drive.
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3/8/05 - 2:50 p.m - Due to the inclement weather across the State of Connecticut, please be advised that effective at 3:00p.m. Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued an early dismissal for all non-essential state employees.
It is the Governor’s sincere hope that all employees will exercise caution while driving.
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1/6/05 - 1:30 p.m - Governor Rell has ordered the early release of all nonessential State Employees at
1/6/05 - 2:30 p.m - This action is taken due to anticipated severe weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions during the evening hours. 
 
All employees are urged to exercise extra caution during their drive home.
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