Northern Michigan University Essential Personnel Positions

Updated November 2020

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
Senior Director of EAN/App Development/Support 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 (All) Dining Services
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 Operations Housing & Residence Life
Assistant Director of Housing – Facilities Housing & Residence Life
Maintenance Operations Supervisor Housing & Residence Life
Announcers/Operators (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Engineer Technicians (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Producers/Directors - TV (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Audio Visual Technology Coordinators (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Instructional Technology Coordinators (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Production Associates (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Operator Technicians (All) *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Radio Operations Manager/Program Director *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
TV Assistant Program Manager *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Graphic Designer/Communications Specialist *Broadcast and Audio Visual Services
Operations Specialists (All) Mail Services/Warehouse
Associate Director – Plant Operations Plant Operations
Building Services Supervisors (All) Plant Operations
Dispatcher NMU Police Department
Detective/Lieutenant NMU Police Department
Sergeant (2 positions) NMU Police Department
Security Specialist Safety Department

* 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.