This policy details what to do if a faculty or staff member has had a verified workplace exposure, developed in 2020 amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Subject to certain exceptions outlined within this policy, the University will not discharge or discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.
The purpose of this policy is to comply with the New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, and to assist in the creation of a healthful and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, administrators, staff visitors and any other members of the University of Rochester community.
The University will not knowingly employ or continue to employ persons who do not meet the requirements of federal laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization. Further, all employees must complete the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, as per USCIS guidelines.
This policy establishes guidelines for the voluntary and involuntary termination of university staff.
Hiring Replacements for Staff Members on an Approved Work-Related or Non-Work-Related Illness or Injury Absence
The University will hold a staff position open for a reasonable period of time during an approved work related (Workers’ Compensation) or non-work related (Short-Term Sick Leave) absence and/or after Family Medical Leave (FML) is exhausted and except in cases in which undue hardship is clearly established or where the need for continuing leave is determined to be indefinite.
Faculty and staff may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance compensation when their employment at the University is terminated under circumstances that meet the eligibility criteria established by the law and the applicable regulations of the New York State Department of Labor.
Guidelines and procedures regarding the death of a faculty or staff member, to be followed with tact and sensitivity and modified when individual circumstances warrant.
This policy outlines the grievance procedure, which is designed to supplement the informal departmental means of resolving staff members’ problems or complaints.
The purpose of the probationary period is to provide supervisors the opportunity to evaluate a new or transferred employee’s ability to acclimate to the organization’s culture, to assess general working habits (punctuality, attendance, working relationships, etc.) and to evaluate the employee’s ability to meet performance standards.