DDE. Employee Conduct and Work Rules

To ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, SPC 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:

  • Theft or inappropriate removal or possession of property.
  • Falsification of timekeeping records.
  • Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • Possession, distribution, sale, transfer, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs in the workplace, while on duty, or while operating college-owned vehicles or equipment.
  • Fighting or threatening violence in the workplace.
  • Boisterous or disruptive activity in the workplace.
  • Negligence or improper conduct leading to damage of college-owned or student-owned property.
  • Insubordination or other disrespectful conduct.
  • Violation of safety or health rules.
  • Smoking in prohibited areas.
  • Sexual or other unlawful or unwelcome harassment.
  • Unauthorized possession or use of firearms, weapons, fireworks, dangerous materials or explosives of any description on college property.
  • Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice.
  • Unauthorized absence from work station during the workday.
  • Unauthorized use of telephones, mail system, or other college-owned equipment.
  • Unauthorized disclosure of students’ records or confidential information.
  • Violation of personnel policies.
  • Unsatisfactory performance or conduct.


Amendment: Revision
Approved by: Executive Council
Date Issued: 05/01/2017