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These rules are published for faculty and staff members’ information in order to minimize the likelihood of any employee, through misunderstanding or otherwise, becoming subject to any disciplinary action. Violation of any College rule cannot be ignored. It is only fair that the faculty and staff members should be familiar with those rules that the College considers to be of importance.

It would be impractical to set forth a list of all activities that are considered to be contrary to the smooth and efficient operation of the College and good employee-employer relations. This is intended only as a guide. It is emphasized, however, that any act or omission, which is not consistent with this policy, shall be grounds for disciplinary action.

Disciplinary sanctions may range from oral or written reprimands or warnings to suspension or dismissal from employment. It is intended that discipline be essentially corrective rather than retributive. Where disciplinary sanctions are provided for in any master agreement or any contract between the College and an employee’s bargaining representative or with an employee directly, then such disciplinary sanctions and the procedure provided therefore would be followed.

The following conduct may result in disciplinary action:

1. Repeated absenteeism, tardiness, or failure to observe established class, office or work hours.

2. Failure to notify the proper supervisor at least one half (1/2) hour prior to the employee’s scheduled reporting time for any absenteeism or lateness, except where unusual or unavoidable circumstances prevent such notification, in which case notification shall be given as soon as possible thereafter. The reason for late notification must be submitted in writing to the employee’s immediate supervisor.

3. Failure to report absences to the immediate supervisor on proper forms within one day of return from an absence.

4. Soliciting or collecting contributions on College premises for any purpose unless authorized by the College.

5. Soliciting sales of products on College premises unless authorized by the College.

6. Performing unauthorized personal work on College time. Personal work is defined as work not related to the usual operation and purpose of the College or work which benefits the employee’s interest solely.

7. Committing any act which, due to negligence or intent, endangers the life, safety, or well-being of others.

8. Refusing to perform work within the individual’s scope of employment which is properly assigned by a supervisor.

9. Negligently or intentionally falsifying any College records, expense reports, or records of financial transactions involving College funds.

10. Negligently or intentionally abusing, destroying, damaging, defacing, misusing, or misappropriating the property, tools, equipment, or money of the College or of others when such items are on College premises.

11. Gambling or organizing gambling of any kind on College premises.

12. Actively participating in, or instigating, a course of conduct which knowingly involves the use of violence or threats of violence, the obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other College activities; which knowingly involves unauthorized occupancy of buildings, including offices, classrooms, hallways, entryways, conference rooms, reception rooms or the blocking of ingress or egress to such areas and other College facilities; or which knowingly involves sustained or repeated interruptions of the functions or activities described above by shouts, chants, whistles or mechanically or electrically created or amplified noises. This rule shall not affect the right of employees to exercise their rights to peaceful work stoppages and picketing where permitted by law.

13. Fighting on College premises except in legitimate self-defense.

14. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on College premises, except as provided for under the provisions of Board policy, Use of Alcoholic Beverages, dated April 24, 1979. Transportation in original sealed container is permitted if the person in possession has attained the age of 21.

15. Using, possessing, or distributing narcotic or dangerous drugs on the College premises in violation of drug laws.

16. Reporting for work under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

17. Possession or use of firearms, firecrackers, gunpowder, explosive or incendiary devices or other materials which endanger health or safety on College premises except for use in supervised laboratory situations when educationally purposeful.

18. Disclosing of confidential College information to unauthorized persons.

19. Dogs, cats, or other animals owned by or in the possession of an individual are not permitted in any College building or facility. This restriction shall not apply to a leader or guide dog when used for the assistance of a handicapped person.

20. Willful violation or disregard of safety, health, fire, security, or employment regulations, signs, and notices.

21. Falsification of applications for employment and/or accounting, personnel, or other records, including the omission of pertinent data.

Adopted: March 28, 1972
Revised: July 27, 1982
Administrative Review: May 2002

Board of Trustees Policy Manual
    • 1010 - Bylaws
    • 1020 - Citizen Participation During Board of Trustees Meetings
    • 1030 - Policy Development Guidelines
    • 1050 - Mission Statement
    • 1060 - Guidelines for Excellence
    • 1070 - Trustee Emeritus Policy
    • 1080 - Board Travel and Attendance at Conferences
    • 1090 - Compensation and Reimbursement of Trustee Local Expenses

    • 2005 - Admissions Policy
    • 2030 - Residency
    • 2040 - Tuition Refund Policy
    • 2080 - Tuition Payment Plan Policy
    • 2095 - WCC Scholarships
    • 2105 - Program Offerings in Livingston County
    • 2120 - Policy on Articulation

    • 3010 - Assurance of Student Success
    • 3020 - Club Sports
    • 3031 - Policy on Credit for Prior Learning
    • 3033 - College Certificate Structure Policy
    • 3043 - Curriculum Purpose and Effectiveness Policy
    • 3045 - General Education Philosophy and Requirements
    • 3046 - Degree Structure Policy

    • 4052 - Learning Resource Center, Loan Privileges (LRC)
    • 4055 - New Student Assessment and Individualized Program Planning
    • 4060 - Student Orientation
    • 4067 - Student Eligibility for Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities
    • 4070 - Student Information, Release of
    • 4080 - WCC Student Newspaper
    • 4090 - Student Health Insurance
    • 4095 - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code

    • 5005 - Administrative Compensation Policy
    • 5010 - Affirmative Action
    • 5020 - Administrative Group Annual Planning & Performance Review Policy
    • 5030 - Children's Center, Staff Use of
    • 5040 - Conflict of Interest: College Administrators
    • 5042 - Diversity in College Employment
    • 5045 - Emeritus Staff Policy
    • 5050 - Employee Assistance Program
    • 5060 - Employee Recognition
    • 5065 - Organizational Chart
    • 5070 - Part-Time Faculty and Wage Rates
    • 5080 - Sexual Harassment
    • 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment
    • 5085 - Staff Collaboration and Governance Policy
    • 5087 - Staff Success Policy
    • 5090 - Work Practices and Rules of Conduct (Faculty and Staff)
    • 5091 - Drug-Free Workplace

    • 6010 - Accounting of Funds
    • 6020 - Banking
    • 6030 - Budget Adjustment
    • 6035 - External Use of College Facilities
    • 6036 - Conduct and Compliance: Use of Facilities
    • 6037 - Facilities Rental Fee Policy
    • 6040 - Firearms Range, Utilization Priority
    • 6041 - Firearms Range, Safety
    • 6042 - Firearms Range, User Fee
    • 6050 - Purchase of Goods and Services
    • 6060 - Travel
    • 6070 - Policy on the Monitoring of Federal Funds

    • 7010 - Continuing Education Agreements with Public School Districts
    • 7020 - Continuing Education Unit
    • 7030 - Non-Credit Offerings

    • 8010 - Alcoholic Beverages on College Property, Use and Possession
    • 8012 - Americans with Disabilities Act, Compliance
    • 8015 - Honorary Associate Degree Policy
    • 8016 - Campus Safety Policy
    • 8018 - Policy on Student Speech and Expressive Conduct
    • 8021 - Internet Accounts Policy
    • 8022 - Computing Resources Usage Policy
    • 8025 - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
    • 8028 - Access, Success, and Equity for Diverse People
    • 8029 - Display of Flags and Banners Policy
    • 8040 - Foundation, WCC
    • 8050 - Institutional Effectiveness
    • 8060 - Long-Range Planning
    • 8063 - Memorial Tributes
    • 8065 - Naming of College Buildings and Spaces
    • 8070 - Right To Know Laws, Compliance
    • 8085 - Smoke-Free Campus Policy

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