UT Work Rules
The general work rules listed below prohibit certain actions on the part of employees, which, if committed, may be reason for disciplinary action, including termination.
- Falsification of University documents and records.
- Repeated tardiness or unauthorized absence. Absence of three consecutive days without notification to the superior without satisfactory reason will be considered a voluntary resignation.
- Loafing or carelessness on the job.
- Smoking in areas designated "No Smoking" or in unauthorized areas on University premises.
- Soliciting, collecting money, circulating petitions on University property at any time without the expressed permission of the University.
- Engaging in labor union activities on University premises; soliciting participation from fellow employees during work time; engaging in work stoppage, strike, or concerted job action; engaging in picketing on University premises.
- Reporting for duty under the influence of intoxicants.
- Use or possession of alcoholic beverages on University property.
- The illegal use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or dispensing of controlled substances on University premises.
- Abuse of University equipment or materials.
- Willful or negligent damage to University property.
- Violating safety rules or common safety practices on the job.
- Violation of University parking or traffic regulations.
- Unauthorized possession of firearms, explosive materials or other lethal materials on University premises.
- Horseplay, disorderly conduct, or use of abusive language on University premises.
- Fighting, provoking a fight, attempting to do bodily harm or injury to another employee on University premises.
- Insubordination or refusal or an employee to follow instructions or to perform designated work where such instructions or work normally and properly may be required of an employee.
- Interfering with another employee's work.
- Theft or dishonesty.
- Immoral behavior affecting ability to perform assigned work.
- Leaving work without permission; failure to inform supervisor when leaving workstation or area.
- Failure of employees to report to the assigned work place at the beginning of the work period.
- Visiting other departments or having visitors during working hours without permission.
- Excessive use of University telephone for personal calls, charging personal telephone calls to the University.
- Unauthorized release of confidential information.
- Refusal to obey security officials, fire and police authorities, or other proper authorities in emergencies.
- Sleeping on the job.
- Failure to report an on-the-job-accident, injury, or theft of or damage to University property.
- Any violation of state or federal law which affects ability to perform assigned work.
- Tampering with or wantonly destroying University data, records or other information, gaining unauthorized access to such information, disclosing confidential information and other misuse of University information.
- Failure to notify Personnel Services within five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace.