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Policies help keep the University of Rochester a safe, respectful, productive, and positive academic and health care workplace. On this page, you can explore, access, and review policies relevant to your current or future needs.

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Worker Classification: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Policy Number: 122

This policy establishes the policy and process for assessing whether an individual performing work or services for the University is properly classified as a University employee or as an independent contractor.

Human Resources

Employment of Foreign Nationals

Policy Number: 124

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.

Employment & Staffing

Confidentiality

Policy Number: 108

The intent of this policy is to meet regulatory responsibility as well as ensure an environment that complements our mission as a provider of health care, research and education.

Human Resources

Reinstatement of Previous Service Time When Rehired

Policy Number: 134

Faculty and staff members who leave the University in a benefit eligible (full-time or part-time) status, and are subsequently rehired to a benefit eligible (full or part-time) status at the University within five years of their termination date, will have previous benefit eligible University service reinstated at time of rehire and their service date adjusted accordingly.

Employment & Staffing

Recruitment and Selection

Policy Number: 133

The determination of each operating unit's staff requirements, and the designation of jobs in their units including vacancies to be filled, are responsibilities of the dean, director, and department head. The Office of Human Resources has general responsibility for facilitating the hiring process.

Employment & Staffing

Providing References

Policy Number: 406

The responsibility for sharing information must be centralized and controlled to minimize the University’s risk of liability for release of inappropriate information. All requests for references from sources outside the University pertaining to a current or former employee should be directed to THE WORK NUMBER. Supervisors may provide reference information to internal University sources only.

Employment & Staffing, Human Resources, Records & Compliance

Changes in Personal Data

Policy Number: 401

Each faculty and staff member is expected to promptly notify his or her department head and the Office of Human Resources of changes to name, home address and telephone number. The Office of Human Resources, Administrative Services should be notified of changes in marital status, spouse’s name, number of dependents and beneficiaries in order to assure proper benefits administration.

Human Resources, Records & Compliance

Access to and Maintenance of Personnel Records

Policy Number: 404

Upon request, the University will provide current employees access to their personnel records as maintained in the Office of Human Resources and in the individual’s employing unit. Review is limited to once a year.

Records & Compliance

Employment of Minors

Policy Number: 127

Employment of persons age 16 to 18 is governed by New York State and Federal Child Labor Law. University policy prohibits hiring anyone less than 16 years of age.

Employment & Staffing, Human Resources
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