400 - Professional Conduct

401 - Solicitation & Distribution Rule

Note that this policy also applies to faculty.

The University prohibits solicitation of its personnel or distribution of literature by outsiders at any time. Employees cannot solicit other employees or distribute unauthorized literature during working time or within the working areas of the University. No employee may directly or indirectly sell any item or post any literature within the University or on University property without proper authorization. Questions about this policy should be addressed to Human Resources.

402 - Workplace Attire

Note that this policy also applies to faculty.

Discretion and good judgment on the part of employees in their style of dress and personal appearance are essential to the professional image and the safe operation of the University. Employees are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to their working environment and tasks. The University reserves the right to establish and identify guidelines for dress and appearance. Individual departments or units also reserve the right to have their own guidelines on clothing in the workplace appropriate to the nature of their tasks. Employees should consult with their supervisor about attire specific to their department.

403 - Responsibility for Personal Property

Note that this policy also applies to faculty.

The University is not responsible for damage or loss of personal property on or off campus whether or not it is used on behalf of the University.

404 - Professional Conduct & Ethical Behavior

Please note this policy also applies to faculty.

As members of the University community, all employees are expected to accept certain responsibilities, adhere to acceptable business principles in matters of personal conduct, and exhibit a high degree of personal integrity at all times. This involves a sincere respect for the rights and feelings of others and requires that in both the employee's business and personal life the employee refrain from any behavior that might be harmful to their co-workers or the University and its community, or that might be viewed unfavorably by students, alumni, or by the public at large. Whether the employee is on duty or off, their conduct reflects on the University. Consequently, employees are encouraged to observe the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct at all times.

405 - Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct

Listed below are some of the types of behavior and conduct the University considers inappropriate. By engaging in this conduct, an employee invites disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment without prior warning, at the discretion of the University. The employment relationship is "at-will" and may be terminated by the employee or the University for any reason without prior warning. This list contains examples and is not all-inclusive:

  • Falsifying employment or other University records;
  • Violating the University's nondiscrimination and/or sexual harassment policies;
  • Establishing a pattern of excessive absenteeism or tardiness;
  • Reporting to work intoxicated or under the influence of non-prescribed drugs;
  • Illegally manufacturing, possessing, using, selling, distributing, or transporting drugs;
  • Engaging in excessive or unauthorized use of University property or supplies, particularly for personal purposes;
  • Using alcoholic beverages on University property or while engaged in University business, except where authorized;
  • Fighting, or using obscene, abusive, or threatening language or gestures;
  • Stealing property from coworkers, students, or the University;
  • Having firearms or weapons on University property or while on University business;
  • Disregarding safety or security regulations;
  • Engaging in insubordination;
  • Failing to maintain the confidentiality of University or student information;
  • Violating the University's Technology or Computer Use Policies; and
  • Use, possession, or storage of hover boards or similar electronic self-balancing skateboards or scooters on real property owned or controlled by the University.

If an employee's performance, demeanor, overall attitude, conduct, or work habits become unsatisfactory in the judgment of the University, based on either conduct such as that listed above or conduct in violation of any other University policies or practices, the employee will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.