Classroom Training Postponement Policy
The Office of Employee Relations (OER) will make every effort to ensure that each class, whether in-person or virtual, is held as scheduled. On occasion certain events make it impossible for classes to be held. The following policy applies to all Learning and Development Series, OER Pilots, Train-the-Trainers, or Certification Opportunities classes.
Enrolled participants can assume that all classes will be held as scheduled unless they are notified of a postponement. Decisions regarding postponements will be made no later than 1:00 p.m. on the day before the scheduled class.
When there is a need for a postponement, OER staff will communicate this information to participants via three different channels:
- OER will send an email to all enrolled participants and their supervisors.
- For Learning and Development Series classes, OER will post a cancellation notice on the Statewide Learning and Development page on the OER website.
- OER will update the training hotline (518) 474-6370 outgoing message to reflect the postponement.
It is important for all enrolled participants to monitor their email, check the OER website, or call the OER’s training hotline (518) 474-6370.
Note: All OER activities follow New York State closure policies. In the event of an emergency that results in the closing of New York State agencies or office buildings, classes will be postponed.
Other Impacts regarding Attendance Policies:
In the event that a class is not postponed, but inclement weather or other circumstances prevent an enrolled participant from attending a class, or arriving on time, the following clauses from the OER Classroom Training Attendance Policy or OER Pilot, TTT, CO Attendance Policy apply:
No-show: Exceptions to this policy may be made for enrolled participants who are absent from work due to illness, or other approved, unexpected leave.
Punctuality: Regardless of circumstance, participants will not receive class completion (or be eligible to obtain certification for the course) if they miss more than 30 minutes of a full-day in-person class, or 15 minutes of a half-day in-person class, or virtual session. This includes late arrivals, early departures, or mid-day absences.
For questions, contact [email protected] or call (518) 474-6772.