Employee Conduct and Work Rules

To ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, Spelman expects employees to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all employees and the organization.

It is not possible to list all the forms of behavior that are considered unacceptable in the workplace. The following are examples of infractions of rules of conduct that may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment:

  • Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice
  • Falsification of timekeeping records or falsification of work
  • Fighting or threatening violence in the workplace
  • Insubordination or other disrespectful conduct
  • Making personal long distance telephone calls
  • Possession of dangerous or unauthorized materials, such as explosives or firearms
  • Possession, distribution, sale, transfer, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs in theworkplace, while on duty, or while operating employer-owned vehicles or equipment
  • Sexual or other unlawful or unwelcome harassment
  • Sleeping on the job
  • Smoking in prohibited areas
  • Theft or inappropriate removal or possession of property
  • Unauthorized disclosure of business "secrets" or confidential information
  • Unsatisfactory performance or conduct
  • Violation of personnel policies
  • Violation of safety or health rules
  • Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs workplace

Employment with Spelman is at the mutual consent of Spelman and the employee, and either party may terminate that relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without advance notice.


Policy No.  701  Effective Date:  9/1/2000     Revision: 2/26/2010