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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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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

Access to and Maintenance of Personnel Records

Policy Number: 404

Upon request, the University will provide current employees access to their personnel records as maintained in the Office of Human Resources and in the individual’s employing unit. Review is limited to once a year.

Records & Compliance

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

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

Holidays

Policy Number: 330

The University's Benefits Program provides eight University paid holidays per year. Each holiday equals one-fifth of the individual’s standard weekly work hours.

Absences with Pay
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