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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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Compensation Discussions and Disclosures

Policy Number: 196

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.

Compensation & Benefits, Conduct & Community Standards

Affirmative Action Policy for Minorities, Women, Disabled Individuals, and Protected Veterans

Policy Number: 102

The University will ensure that minority group individuals, females, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons have equal opportunity and access to the University’s workforce and equal opportunity as employees with respect to all aspects of employment.

Conduct & Community Standards, Employment & Staffing, Human Resources, Records & Compliance

Policy on Minimum Standards for Programs for Minors and Children

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All programs involving transfer of responsibility for supervision and control of minors and children from parents or guardians to the University (or to a third party permitted by contract to use University facilities for such programs) and meeting the further definitions in this section must comply with the minimum standards for such programs as defined by the University in this policy.

Conduct & Community Standards, Employment & Staffing, General Administration, Safety

Short-Term Disability Plan

Policy Number: 339

The Short-Term Disability pays all or part of basic salary for an eligible individual who is absent from work for a period exceeding 7 calendar days due to an illness or disability that is not related to the job and which prevents the individual from performing University duties and responsibilities.

Absences with Pay

Military Leave

Policy Number: 336

The policy complies with the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), in regard to benefits and re-employment rights for, and non-discrimination against employees called to, active military duty, as defined above.

Absences Without Pay

Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Policy Number: 267

Outlines the University's accordance with the New York State Paid Family Leave Act, which was effective January 1, 2018, allowing all eligible employees to receive partial wage replacement when requesting Paid Family Leave (PFL).

Absences with Pay

Vacation (Effective 01/01/2021)

Policy Number: 345

Effective management of vacation time, by both the department and by the staff member, should increase efficiency on the job, encourage continued employment, and reward University service.

Absences with Pay, Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources

Leaves of Absence

Policy Number: 357

The University of Rochester provides two types of Leaves of Absence for employees. University Leave of Absence May provide employees with up to 12 months’ unpaid leave for reasons such as education, dependent or elder care, or community service.

Absences, Employment & Staffing, Human Resources

Paid Time Off (PTO) (Effective 01/01/2021)

Policy Number: 340

The intent of the PTO plan is to recognize an eligible employee's need to have time away from work for reasons such as illness or injury, doctor or dental appointments and to attend to personal business, and to provide the staff member with flexibility and tangible reward for time unused at the end of each Plan Year.

Absences with Pay, Human Resources

Jury Duty, Court Appearance, or Legal Hearing Appearance

Policy Number: 333

Staff members are entitled to time off without loss of base pay for each working day excused to 1) serve on jury duty or 2) when subpoenaed to appear in a court of law, except when the staff member is a primary party to the legal action or a prospective beneficiary of it.

Absences with Pay
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