Employee Relations Policies
Property owned by the University of Arizona, or for which the University is responsible, may not be used for the personal purposes of any individual employee or group of employees, unless such use is specifically permitted by the administrator responsible for the property. In no event shall University property be used for personal profit or gain.
It is in the best interest of the University and its employees to remove or limit the possibility of conflict of interest or personal influence that might bear upon a University employee's decision in her or his capacity as a public employee.
Classified Staff employees may engage in political activity outside of assigned work hours, but shall not allow their interest in a particular party candidate or political issue to affect their performance of assigned duties and responsibilities or relationships with coworkers or other employees.
Employees shall not, directly or by implication, use the name of the University or their affiliation with the University in the endorsement of political candidates, initiatives, referendums, or in supporting or opposing a position on other political issues.
Deans, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, and all other officials of the University may employ those staff employees within their jurisdiction only for activities that are directly related to University business. Such administrators may not enter into non-University employment relationships with those staff employees within their jurisdiction for activities that take place off campus and/or are not related to University business.
Responsible administrators shall have the right to prescribe certain reasonable standards of dress and appearance of their employees. These standards may be established to assure the safety of employees, to maintain an appearance of neatness and cleanliness among employees, or to further other purposes related to the conduct of business.
The University of Arizona requires responsible administrators to reasonably accommodate the religious needs of Classified Staff employees in keeping with the following guidelines and limitations.
The University of Arizona provides unpaid meal periods for Classified Staff employees. Department heads have the authority, but are not required, to establish and permit rest periods for Classified Staff employees. It is recognized that departmental exceptions to the usual departmental meal period or rest period schedule may occur.
Classified Staff employees have a right to a regular process of expression of employee concerns and disputes. Many employee concerns can be resolved informally in the course of day-to-day communications between the employee and his or her immediate supervisor. Employees are expected to make reasonable attempts to resolve concerns informally. However, in those cases in which an eligible Classified Staff employee is unable to informally resolve his or her concern, he or she may initiate a dispute resolution request through the Staff Dispute Resolution Procedure below.
Elimination or reduction of funding or work, reorganization or other changing business needs may result in the elimination of one or more Regular Classified Staff positions through a layoff/reduction in force. Management has the sole right to determine staffing and operational needs without regard to the source of funding. Application of this layoff policy may result in the elimination of a position or the reduction in work to less than .50 FTE (loss of benefits-eligibility) within either (1) a department or (2) departmental program(s).