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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

Employment of Foreign Nationals

Policy Number: 124

The University will not knowingly employ or continue to employ persons who do not meet the requirements of federal laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization. Further, all employees must complete the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, as per USCIS guidelines.

Employment & Staffing

Termination

Policy Number: 136

This policy establishes guidelines for the voluntary and involuntary termination of university staff.

Employment & Staffing

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

Outside Employment (Moonlighting)

Policy Number: 123

The University recognizes the right of University staff to engage in employment opportunities outside the University. Outside employment must not conflict with the duties, responsibilities, and regular periods of work of the staff member at the University. The University relies on the judgment and integrity of the staff member to avoid conflicts with the staff member's commitment to the University

Human Resources

Hiring Replacements for Staff Members on an Approved Work-Related or Non-Work-Related Illness or Injury Absence

Policy Number: 125

The University will hold a staff position open for a reasonable period of time during an approved work related (Workers’ Compensation) or non-work related (Short-Term Sick Leave) absence and/or after Family Medical Leave (FML) is exhausted and except in cases in which undue hardship is clearly established or where the need for continuing leave is determined to be indefinite.

Absences, Employment & Staffing

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

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

Loss of, or Damage to, Personal Property

Policy Number: 163

The University is not liable for loss of, or damage to, personal property occurring on University premises unless such loss or damage is a direct result of University negligence and not the result of fault or negligence on the part of the owner.

Human Resources
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