General Policies & Procedures

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Policy on Drug Free Workplace
It is the policy of the University to provide all employees with as safe a working environment as is possible, and to promote the safe and efficient performance of job duties including the safe operation of University equipment and vehicles. In order to do so, the University must establish certain polices and procedures regarding the use and possession of intoxicants including drugs and alcohol, as well as other mind altering substances.

The University does not permit any individual to report to work or to continue to work with the presence of any kind of intoxicant or other mind altering substance in his or her system. This includes but is not limited to, alcohol (at or above 0.05% blood level), THC (marijuana, hashish), amphetamine/methamphetamine (“speed,” “crystal”), cocaine or crack cocaine, opiates (codeine, heroin, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone), phencyclidine (PCP or “angel dust”), or similar intoxicants or mind altering substances, including so called “designer” drugs.

University policy prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, purchase, sale and distribution by employees of any kind of intoxicants or mind altering substances on University property, which includes all of the University’s parking lots and adjacent areas, and in University vehicles. University Policy prohibits employees from making arrangements for such acts while on University business or on or off University property.

This policy does not prohibit the proper use of prescribed medication under the direction of a physician. However, abusing prescription drugs during work hours on or off University property is prohibited. Employees who take prescription or non-prescription drugs, which could affect their ability to perform their duties in a safe and efficient manner, are expected immediately to notify their supervisor of this fact when they report to work.

Finally, the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, purchase, sale or distribution of intoxicants including drugs or alcohol, as well as any other mind altering substance by an employee away from the University’s premises while off duty may also result in disciplinary action since such conduct may reflect unfavorable on the reputation of the University.
Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of the University of Miami that sexual harassment of, or by, any administrator, faculty member, employee, or student is prohibited. A violation of the sexual harassment policy shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the University. The University reaffirms its commitment to the concept of non-discrimination and to providing a work environment and an educational forum free of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, physical or verbal abuse of a sexual nature including graphic commentaries about an individual's body, sexually degrading remarks used to describe an individual, or unwelcome propositions and physical advances of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also includes threat or insinuation that sexual submission or the lack thereof will be used as a basis for employment or educational decisions affecting or interfering with an individual’s salary, academic standing, or other conditions of employment, academic, or career development.

Any employee who believes that she or he has been subjected to sexual harassment has available two methods for resolving the matter: (1) through an informal procedure or (2) through a formal procedure. The informal procedure is normally to be used first. Each supervisor is responsible for resolving sexual harassment complaints immediately upon becoming knowledgeable of their existence or at such time as the harassed employee registers a verbal or written complaint with the supervisor.

The Equality Administration office is required to inform the employee of the 180 day time limitation as imposed by the Office of Civil Rights and the time limitations imposed by this policy. All complaints of sexual harassment, whether filed informally or formally, are to be kept confidential and are not normally discussed with anyone without the consent of the complainant. Such complaints should be filed within 20 calendar days from the date the incident occurred. Retaliation or subsequent harassment against an employee who files such a complaint is prohibited. The Human Resources Office is available to provide assistance at any point during the processing of a sexual harassment complaint. A harassed employee may choose another University employee to serve as a support person throughout the processing of a sexual harassment complaint.
Dress Standards
Failure to wear suitable attire on the campus and/or failure to comply with posted dress standards is prohibited. Students and/or guests may be required to leave University property or University sponsored events for failure to comply with this regulation.

Students are expected to dress appropriately for all appointments with tutors and ARC staff members. Students wearing revealing clothing that interferes with tutoring will be asked to leave.

The Camner Center adheres to all University of Miami policies in the Student Handbook.