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Personal Conduct

University of Central Missouri Procedure

Procedure Name:  Personal Conduct

Date Approved Approved by the President on January 1, 2005

Procedure Category:  Workplace/Employee Relations

Date Effective:  January 1, 2005

Policy Authority Board of Governors Policy 1.2.040

Date Last Revised:  

Approval Authority:  University President

Review Cycle:

Responsible Member: Director of Human Resources



Employees of Central Missouri are representatives of the university during working hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner. They are expected to work together to protect the interests and safety of each other and others on campus. Employees are responsible for their own personal conduct and for taking the necessary steps to ensure, to the extent possible, a safe and harmonious work environment.

All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to customer service, recognizing that everyone serves both internal and external customers, including students, faculty, staff, and our community.

Supervisors are expected to address any employee conduct problems that occur within their own area of responsibility. While the Office of Human Resources provides assistance or guidance in this area, the supervisor is responsible to ensure that employees exhibit proper conduct.

Because it is not possible to list all the forms of behavior that are considered unacceptable in the workplace, employees are trusted to use their best judgment. However, 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 of University of Central Missouri owned, student owned, or coworker owned property
  • Falsification or intentional misrepresentation of personnel or other records
  • Working under the influence or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Fighting or threatening violence in the workplace
  • Negligence or improper conduct leading to damage to University of Central Missouri, student, or coworker owned property
  • Insubordination
  • Intentional violation of safety or health rules
  • Violation of University of Central Missouri tobacco use policy
  • Sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination
  • Possession of dangerous or unauthorized materials in the workplace
  • Excessive absenteeism
  • Unauthorized or inappropriate use of university facilities or property
  • Unauthorized or inappropriate disclosure of confidential information
  • Accessing or manipulating personal federal financial aid and/or personnel related records and/or data, as well as the records and/or data of family members and relatives


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