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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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Tobacco-Free Institution

Policy Number: 170

The purpose of this policy is to comply with the New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, and to assist in the creation of a healthful and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, administrators, staff visitors and any other members of the University of Rochester community.

Conduct & Community Standards, Human Resources, Safety

Political Activities Policy

Policy Number: 112

This policy outlines the limitations and restrictions the University has with regard to all forms of political activity.

General Administration

Unemployment Insurance

Policy Number: 273

Faculty and staff may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance compensation when their employment at the University is terminated under circumstances that meet the eligibility criteria established by the law and the applicable regulations of the New York State Department of Labor.

Compensation & Benefits, Employment & Staffing

Grievance Procedure

Policy Number: 160

This policy outlines the grievance procedure, which is designed to supplement the informal departmental means of resolving staff members’ problems or complaints.

Conduct & Community Standards, Human Resources

Drug Testing Policy

Policy Number: 151

This policy establishes the grounds for testing and testing process for purposes of determining whether covered individuals are engaged in substance abuse in violation of University policy.

Human Resources

Probationary Period

Policy Number: 169

The purpose of the probationary period is to provide supervisors the opportunity to evaluate a new or transferred employee’s ability to acclimate to the organization’s culture, to assess general working habits (punctuality, attendance, working relationships, etc.) and to evaluate the employee’s ability to meet performance standards.

Conduct & Community Standards, Employment & Staffing

Attendance Control

Policy Number: 152

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.

Absences, Conduct & Community Standards, Employment & Staffing, Records & Compliance

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
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