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Rules of Conduct

Section: Employee Conduct & Responsibilities
Responsible Office: Human Resources
Effective Date: 09/01/1996
Revised: 10/01/2002, 04/01/2017

Rules and regulations have been established to ensure the safety and security of our employees, students, and visitors. Employees should demonstrate integrity, good judgment, consideration, and respect for others.

For employees to work efficiently and amicably together in an organization, rules of conduct must be maintained. The following are some but not all of the violations that are considered serious and may result in disciplinary action or termination.

The violations include, but are not limited to:

  1. falsification of employment records or other University records;
  2. intentional manipulation and misreporting of University data;
  3. conflict of interest;
  4. excessive, unauthorized absenteeism or lateness;
  5. excessive socializing during scheduled work hours;
  6. unauthorized absence from work area;
  7. loafing or sleeping while on duty;
  8. failure to follow instructions or refusal to accept a job assignment;
  9. insubordination;
  10. use of vile, intemperate or abusive language;
  11. use or unauthorized possession of intoxicants on University premises, or reporting to work under the influence of alcohol;
  12. illegal use and/or possession of narcotics;
  13. possession of a weapon on University premises;
  14. gambling, conducting raffles, pools, or other games of chance or possession of gambling devices on University premises;
  15. unauthorized sale of merchandise, tickets or services;
  16. larceny, misappropriation, or unauthorized possession or use of property or funds belonging to the University or to any other employee, student or visitor;
  17. negligent or deliberate destruction or misuse of University property or property of another employee, student or visitor;
  18. creating unsafe or unsanitary conditions, or contributing to such conditions by an act of omission;
  19. smoking in unauthorized areas;
  20. unauthorized possession, use, copying or reading of University records, or disclosure of information contained in such records to unauthorized persons;
  21. abuse of a minor in any way;
  22. threatening, intimidating or coercing students, visitors or other employees;
  23. fighting, horseplay, or other disorderly conduct or annoying students, visitors or other employees;
  24. soliciting and/or accepting gratuities from visitors, vendors, occupants of University housing and off-campus housing, or other employees;
  25. unauthorized use of University telephones, computers or other technology for personal business;
  26. poor personal hygiene or improper care and/or condition of uniforms/clothing while on duty on University premises;
  27. any willful act or conduct detrimental to University operations, including any form of discrimination or harassment.