Severe Weather/Emergency Situations. When schools and/or offices are closed due to severe weather conditions or other emergency situations, Plant Operations employees will normally be expected to report to work because of the nature of their employment .When a liberal leave policy is in effect for non-emergency personnel, Plant Operations employees will be granted four(4) hours of compensatory time for each day worked within the first thirty (30) duty days subsequent to the liberal leave day and if not granted the day will be paid . When the employee works on a day during severe weather conditions or other emergency that the Central Office is closed, he/she shall be compensated at one and one half times his/her regular rate of pay for all hours worked . All custodial personnel are considered essential and emergency personnel and will be required to be on call each working day when schools and offices are closed due to severe conditions or other emergency. In addition, on any day when the Central Office has been closed and the Chief Administrator for Supporting Services determines that the severe weather related condition or other emergency can be resolved without necessitating Plant Operations personnel on the day and night shift working their full shift, an appropriate announcement specifying the adjusted length of the respective shifts will be communicated to all work locations . It is also understood that irrespective of the length of the shift, night shift personnel may, at their option, report early to work their regularly assigned shift .