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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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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

Flexible Scheduling

Policy Number: 173

This policy provides guidelines for departments regarding flexibility in work schedules for staff members who are unable to work regular full-time or regular part-time hours throughout the year.

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

Shift Differential

Policy Number: 226

Hourly-paid staff required to work an evening shift will receive a $.75 per hour shift differential. Hourly-paid staff required to work the night shift will receive $1.00 per hour shift differential. The shift differential is paid in addition to the regular hourly rate for all hours worked on the shift.

Wage & Salary Administration

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

Pre-placement Drug Testing

Policy Number: 168

All final candidates in listed positions will be required to have a drug screening test. All offers will be made contingent upon successful completion of the drug test.

Employment & Staffing

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

Additional Work and Additional Compensation

Policy Number: 211

On occasion, hourly paid staff may be required to work outside of their current classification or assume additional responsibilities for a short-term period of up to four weeks. The work to be performed must be documented and reviewed by Human Resources and approval from the primary department must be obtained prior to a commitment being made.

Compensation & Benefits
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