This policy provides guidelines and advice to supervisors regarding absenteeism and balancing paid leave protection with the University's right to a reasonable standard of attendance.
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The University expects that employees' appearance, personal hygiene, and dress will be neat, clean and appropriate to the function they perform at the University. More specific guidelines or rules may be established by department heads when necessary based on the nature of the work.
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.
When an employee’s conduct interferes with the orderly and efficient operation of the University, or an employee’s performance does not meet the expectations or requirements of the job, the University may take corrective action.
When any University business transaction under consideration presents the potential for a conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, the faculty or staff member concerned shall not be involved in the transaction, and the University shall act in accordance with the following guidelines and procedures.
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.
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).
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.
In the event of the arrest of a staff member for an offense which does not involve a violation of University policy, the University's action will be guided by the principle that the individual is presumed innocent unless found guilty by the court.
The University is required by law, when served with an income execution, wage assignment, family court support order, or federal tax levy against a faculty or staff member, to make deductions from the individual's wages until the debt has been satisfied, or as otherwise required by the order.