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EMPLOYEE CONDUCT

GeorgiaHighlands Collegeexpects every employee to meet certain standards of satisfactory work performance and to observe basic rules of good conduct.  Employees are expected to learn the policies and procedures that govern Georgia Highlands College.  The following are examples of actions which are unacceptable to the College and which may result in disciplinary action or eventual discharge; the list is illustrative not exhaustive:

1.      Violating Georgia Highlands College's nondiscrimination Policy or sexual harassment Policy

2.      Violating any policy, rule or regulation covered in this handbook and the Georgia Highlands College Policies and Procedures Manual.

3.      Failure to perform assigned duties or to maintain acceptable standards of work quality and/or productivity.

4.      Insubordinate or willfully disobedient acts toward the supervising authority.

5.      Failure to adhere to established safety policies and procedure.

6.      Falsification of institutional documents or records, including applications for employment.

7.      Engaging in excessive, unnecessary, or unauthorized use of Georgia Highlands College's supplies, particularly for personal purposes.

8.      Stealing property from co-workers, students or Georgia Highlands College.

9.      Willful damage of Georgia Highlands College equipment or property.

10.    Consumption of, possession of, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while working.

11.    Fighting or using obscene, abusive, or threatening language or gestures.

12.    Rude or discourteous actions toward students, visitors, or other employees.

13.    Abusive treatment by an intentional or grossly negligent act, or failure to act, which causes harm or potential harm to a guest, visitor, or an employee, including, assault or battery.

14.    Actions that attempt to obstruct or disrupt any teaching, research, administrative, or public service activity or any other activity authorized to be discharged or held on Georgia Highlands College campuses.

Page last updated: March 10, 2010