Utah Valley University
Policies and Procedures
|Title||Employment Responsibilities and Standards||Number||322|
|Section||Human Resources||Approval Date||Jun 18,1992|
|Subsection||Conditions of Employment||Effective Date||Jun 18,1992|
The following list contains the major employment responsibilities and standards of institutional executive, administrative, professional, and classified staff:
- Employees shall not knowingly mislead the institution or its personnel by falsely asserting facts relevant to their professional qualifications or their eligibility for institutional benefits.
- Current, approved job descriptions shall be maintained for all employees and employees shall perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in those descriptions.
- Employees shall maintain work schedules that are consistent with the needs of their position, as agreed upon with the Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable laws and regulations of the State of Utah.
- Employees shall chair and serve on committees, participate in meetings, comply with other assignments, and accept other responsibilities as required for the efficient and effective operation of the institution.
- Activities that serve to maintain or improve employees' professional skills have a legitimate relationship to their service; however, employees shall not allow noninstitutional commitments, outside consulting, or other noninstitutional employment to interfere with the proper discharge of their responsibilities to the institution. Employees shall comply with the state law and institutional regulations relating to conflicts of interest.
- Employees shall not exploit the institution's name or their own relationship with the institution for personal reasons unrelated to their legitimate job duties and responsibilities. They shall not create the impression that they are representing the institution unless in fact they are.
- Employees shall not maliciously destroy institutional property, purposely inflict physical injury or threaten such injury to other persons on campus, or purposely interfere with the legitimate activities of other persons on campus. Nor shall employees purposely and unlawfully incite others to engage in such activities.
- Employees shall not discriminate against any other employee or applicant for admission to the institution because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy-related condition, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, unless such is a bona fide occupational or educational qualification. Employees shall support and adhere to the institution's equal opportunity, affirmative action, and sexual harassment policies.
- Employees shall comply with the general policies, rules, and regulations of the institution and the Board of Regents.
- Employees share the general duties of citizenship, and employees who violate state or federal law may not expect immunity or special protection because of their employment status. Breaches of legal duty are matters for disposition by the legal system and the institution reserves the right to bring proceedings against employees who are tried and convicted of unlawful conduct.