Offices

Policy Statements

Employment Eligibility

Federal Immigration and Naturalization laws require that employers hire only citizens and nationals of the United States and lawfully authorized alien workers. Compliance with the law requires completion of Form I-9 which is used to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired at the University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University assures that each employee of the University community is permitted to work or to attend classes in an environment free from any form of discrimination including race, religion, handicap, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and sexual harassment as prohibited by state and federal laws. This shall include applicants for employment and admission to the University.

Americans with Disabilities

The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the University prohibits discrimination in the employment processes based on an applicant's or employee's disability. The University shall provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants or employees unless to do so would cause an undue hardship.

Sexual Harassment

The University assures to all employees an atmosphere and work environment characterized by respect for every individual's right to not be subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Drug Free Workplace

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited in and on any University owned or controlled property.

Employment of Relatives

The employment of related persons is permitted. However, such employment shall not involve a conflict of interest, including but not limited to, participation by the relative in making recommendations or decisions specifically affecting the appointment, retention, work assignments, evaluation, promotion, demotion, or salary of the related person.

Work/Office Hours

The normal operating, business hours of the University are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The normal work- week consists of 40 hours per week.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any University facility, including but not limited to classrooms, faculty offices, administrative offices, dining facilities, break rooms, press boxes, restrooms, and student residential facilities. Moreover, no part of, nor room within, any University building maybe designated as a “smoking area.”

Complaint Procedure

The University recognizes the right of employees to express their complaints and to seek resolution concerning disagreements arising from working relationships, working conditions, employment practices or differences in interpretation of policy that might arise between the University and its employees.

An employee may, within the prescribed time limits, file a complaint through the University Complaint Procedure or the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement that covers the employee's position classification.