Employee Commitment to Community Health Violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Not wearing appropriate PPE/face coverings
  • Not practicing physical distancing
  • Failure to complete the required COVID educational training by the assigned deadline
  • Failure to sign the renewed commitment to community health by the assigned deadline
  • Failure to take daily screening 4 or more times in a 14 day period
  • Failure to participate in assigned Surveillance or Targeted Testing, without prior approval from HR
  • Coming to campus while in remote status without commiting to the directives in the Commitment to Community Health

In addition, Commitment to Community Health Violations by supervisors include, but are not limited to:

  • Failure to monitor and address direct reports’ compliance with Commitments to Community Health (e.g. daily screening, mask wearing, etc.)

Note: The associate dean of the faculty office will serve the supervisor role for faculty.

Violations of the Commitment to Community health by faculty and staff will be handled in the following manner:

Surveillance or Targeted Testing

Any failure to report for surveillance or targeted testing without prior approval via human resources will result in a one-day suspension, which will progress by one (1) day for each failure to report for testing.

Progressive Response to Commitment Violations

Reminder to Employees: Supervisors will remind employees via email of commitment obligations. If necessary, this duty will be completed via email by a member of the Health Analytics Team (HAT) or the divisional designee, with notice being sent to the supervisor and HR.

Reminder to Supervisors: A member of the HAT or the divisional designee will send supervisors an email, reminding them of their responsibility to monitor the Supervisor Dashboard for all community health requirements.

Verbal to Employee: Ideally, supervisors will give verbal warnings to employees with notice via email to HR (or PDOF office in faculty cases) for placement in employees’ files. However, a member of the HAT or the divisional designee will attend to this duty if it appears that a supervisor is not addressing matters satisfactorily.

Verbal to Supervisor: Supervisors will receive a verbal warning as well as an email from a member of the HAT or the divisional designee, if there is failure to appropriately monitor and/or address their direct report’s Commitment to Community Health items.

Written Warning to Employee: Ideally, supervisors will deliver a written warning for failure to meet any of the community health commitments (with notice to HR). A member of the HAT or the divisional designee will send an email, if necessary. The documented, written warning will be placed in the employee’s file. A third violation could include loss of certain University privileges. 

Written Warning to Supervisor: A member of the HAT will send supervisors an email regarding their failure to monitor employee status on community health item(s), and a copy will be sent to their supervisors and vice presidents.

Employees: will serve a one-day suspension without pay if a fourth violation is issued and this might also include a loss of access to facilities and University privileges.  

Supervisors: will serve a one-day suspension without pay if a fourth violation is issued and this might also include a loss of access to facilities and University privileges. 

Combination of Community Health Violations

The University reserves the right to fast-track disciplinary actions in the case of multiple violations of the Commitment to Community Health, based on the severity/intent of the violations. Multiple violations could result in disciplinary action up to and including revocation of access to funding and other resources or the termination of employment, should it be deemed that the employee has a total disregard for the Commitment to Community Health.