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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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Time Off to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine

Policy Number: 329

In accordance with New York State law, eligible employees are entitled to take up to four hours of protected time off from work, with pay, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources, Wage & Salary Administration

Long-Term Disability Plan

Policy Number: 265

The Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan provides a monthly income benefit when an individual is totally disabled for more than six months.

Human Resources

Performance Evaluation

Policy Number: 194

The principal purpose of the performance evaluation is to provide two-way communication between a supervisor and an employee about the individual's work performance and to establish goals for the upcoming year.

Layoff and Recall

Policy Number: 354

A layoff is defined as an action involving the reduction of staff necessitated by lack of work or other reasons. As described more fully below, employees will be selected for layoff on the basis of a criteria-based evaluation of ability, performance and seniority, with the greatest emphasis being placed ability, then performance, and then seniority. Recalls to work will generally be in the reverse order of layoffs. Note: Department administrators must contact Human Resources (HR) for assistance with planning the restructuring of their organizations and planning and implementing layoffs.

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

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

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

Wage Garnishment

Policy Number: 410

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.

Human Resources, Records & Compliance
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