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Standards of Conduct

Staff employees are expected to exhibit professionalism, responsibility and personal integrity at all times. The following standards of conduct help maintain a pleasant, safe and productive working environment. This is not, however, a complete or exhaustive list of all University conduct guidelines. Individual departments and/or supervisors may establish more specific standards. Also, the University may at any time establish additional standards or policies applicable to particular situations. Failure to adhere to these standards may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. 

  • Comply with all policies, rules, regulations, procedures and practices of the University and your department, including those contained in this Handbook.
  • Treat co-workers and University property honestly and ethically. Refrain from dishonest or immoral conduct, including stealing, lying and falsification of or tampering with records.
  • Report to work free from the influence of illicit drugs, alcohol or controlled substances. Do not possess, use, distribute, sell or transfer intoxicants at work.
  • Avoid excessive absenteeism or tardiness. Arrive at work on time and return on time after scheduled breaks.
  • Do not carry any kind of weapon on University property.
  • Treat co-workers and others with courtesy, dignity and respect regardless of their race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.
  • Never threaten, harass, intimidate, coerce or fight with another member of the University community. Do not use profane or abusive language.
  • Do not intentionally fail or refuse to perform your assigned work, or interfere with the work performance of others.
  • If you must leave work early, do so only after notifying your supervisor.
  • Accurately complete only your own time sheet or timecard.
  • Dress appropriately for your position and work place.
  • Do not engage in any inappropriate, unprofessional, unethical or illegal conduct that affects your work performance, infringes upon the rights of others or damages the reputation of the University.
  • Give your full and complete cooperation with any University investigation of a violation of a policy, rule or regulation.

Staff Handbook