Essential Personnel

Northern Michigan University Essential Personnel Positions

Updated February 2019

The following is a list of University positions that have been determined to be “essential personnel”.  Based on this status, those holding these positions are required to report to work during those times in which the University deems it necessary to close due to inclement weather.

Position Department
All AFSCME Staff Various Departments
Director of Learning Management Systems/Tech Services Business Intelligence/Info Services
Director of Auxiliary Services Auxiliary Services
Director of Dining Services Dining Services
Associate Director of Dining Services Dining Services
Operational Managers (5) Dining Services
Corporate Executive Chef Dining Services
Retail Operations Manager *Dining Services
Manager of Dining Services Employment Operations and Training  *Dining Services
Sales Manager Catering/Events Simply Superior Catering/Events
Resident Director (10 positions) Housing & Residence Life
Coordinator of Apartment Services Housing & Residence Life
Assistant Director of Housing Housing & Residence Life
Assistant Director of Housing – Facilities Housing & Residence Life
Maintenance Operations Supervisor Housing & Residence Life
Announcer/Operator (2 positions) *Learning Resources
Engineer Tech II (3 position) *Learning Resources
Producer-Director-TV (2 positions) *Learning Resources
Audio Visual Technology Coordinator (2 positions) *Learning Resources
Instructional Technology Support Coordinator (2 positions) *Learning Resources
Production Associate (2 positions) *Learning Resources
Operator Technician (3 positions) *Learning Resources
Radio Producer/Music Director *Learning Resources
TV Assistant Program Manager *Learning Resources
Graphic Artist *Learning Resources
Operations Specialist (2) Mail Services/Warehouse
Associate Director – Plant Operations Plant Operations
Grounds Supervisor Plant Operations
Dispatcher Public Safety
Detective/Lieutenant Public Safety
Security Specialist Public Safety
Sergeant (2 positions) Public Safety


* The assigned individual is only essential if production needs warrant it.

The Human Resources Department has received notification stating the individuals assigned to the positions above were notified by their respective supervisor of their essential status and their employment obligations during University closures.

Questions pertaining to this list can be directed to Human Resources at 227-2330.