Policy No. 845
Area: Human Resources

Adopted: 04/23/96
Revisions Approved: 3/23/10

Description: Rule Violation

Rules and regulations are essential to the effective operation of the college. The following rules are presented for the common guidance of all employees. They are fundamental in character and are for the convenience and protection of all.

Committing any of the following violations will be considered sufficient grounds for disciplinary action, ranging from an oral warning to immediate discharge depending on the seriousness and the frequency of the offense.


                                      First    Second    Third   Fourth
 Violation                        Offense  Offense   Offense Offense
1.    Excessive tardiness              OW       WR         S       D      

2.    Excessive Absenteeism            OW       WR         S       D

3.    Careless or substandard work-    OW       WR         S       D
      manship resulting in waste,        
      spoilage or delay.

4.    Posting, defacing, or moving     OW       WR         S       D
      notices from college bulletin
      boards or other public places.

5.    Failure to report for accepted   OW       WR         S       D
      overtime work without a justi-
      fiable reason, or failure to
      promptly notify the college of
      such absence.

6.    Engaging in horseplay or         OW       WR         S       D

7.    Leaving the work location        OW       WR         S       D
      during work shift without

8.    Idling, loafing, or inatten-     OW       WR         S       D
      tion during work hours.

9.    Failure to properly ring         OW       WR         S       D
      time clock.
10.   Failure to notify the college    OW       WR         S       D
      on each day of unscheduled 

11.   Using profane or obscene         OW      WR           S      D
      language or gestures.

12.   Violation of minor safety        OW      WR           S      D
      rules and practices.

13.   Misusing, damaging, or des-      WR      S            D
      troying college property.

14.   Gambling or unauthorized         WR       S           D
      possession of gambling
      devices on college property.

15.   Insubordination                  S        D

16.   Violations of major safety       S        D
      rules and practices.

17.   Sleeping or giving the           S        D
      impression of sleeping during
      work hours.

18.   Ringing another employee's       S        D
      time card.

19.   Falsifying or altering time      S        D
      cards or other records.

20.   Reporting to work while under    S        D 
      the influence of alcoholic
      beverages or narcotics, or un-
      authorized possession or use 
      of these on college property.

21.   Immoral conduct or indecency     S         D

22.   Fighting, assault, attempted     D
      assault, or threatening anyone
      on college property.

23.   Unexcused absence of three       D
      consecutive days.

24.   Conviction in a civil or crim-   D
      inal court or detention by law
      enforcement authorities without
      a reason acceptable to the 

25.   Theft of employee or college     D              

26.   Unauthorized possession of       D
      weapons or explosives on college 

27.   Any other conduct which is incon-    Penalty to be assessed on 
      sistent with proper behavior.        circumstances.

28.   Multiple violations, whether or      Penalty to be assessed on 
      not simultaneous, of the foregoing   circumstances.
      rules and regulations.

29.   Falsification of employment          Penalty to be assessed on 
      application.                         circumstances.

30.   Unavailability for work.         D

31.   Violation of the Records Privacy      Penalty to be assessed on   
        Statement.                          circumstances.
32.   Violation of the Code of Ethics  D 
      for College Employees.             

        OW - Oral Warning
        WR - Written Warning
        S  - Three-Day Suspension
        D  - Discharge

See Also:

ITS Policy No. 408: Safeguarding of Information

Policy No. 845, Supplement 1: Records Privacy Statement

Human Resources/Board of Trustees Policy No. 803: Code of Ethics for College Employees

Human Resources Policy No. 812: Alcoholic Beverages
Human Resources Policy No. 819: Disciplinary Action
Human Resources Procedure No. 819.1: Disciplinary Action
Human Resources Policy No. 820: Drugs and Intoxicants

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