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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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Death of Faculty or Staff Member

Policy Number: 119

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.

Compensation & Benefits, Employment & Staffing, Human Resources

Health Assessments

Policy Number: 166

A pre-placement health assessment is required of new University faculty and staff members who will have patient contact or will work in departments or positions where health assessments are mandated by law.

Employment & Staffing

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

Onboarding Program

Policy Number: 130

This onboarding program is mandatory for all new staff and those who have been rehired. Those employees changing from non-bargaining unit positions into bargaining unit positions will need to attend the session related to their bargaining unit. Faculty members may attend the general onboarding program upon request.

Employment & Staffing

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

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

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
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