Nonharassment in the Workplace Policy

Basis for Policy

The Research Foundation (RF) has adopted the policy on nonharassment in the workplace in order to maintain a work environment that is free of all forms of harassment. Fair and equitable treatment of all Research Foundation staff is important for both the employee's morale and to ensure the Foundation's effectiveness as an organization. The RF's Sexual Harassment Policy is located in the HR Policies resource area.

Policy

The Research Foundation will ensure that sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other type of harassment of any Research Foundation employee by managers, coworkers, or third parties will not be allowed or condoned in any of its employment practices. Any Research Foundation employee who violates this policy may be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Requirements

Informing Employees/Supervisors of Policy

The Research Foundation operations manager or designee must ensure that all Research Foundation employees and their supervisors are informed of the policy on nonharassment in the workplace and of the availability of the procedure for solving problems in the workplace, which is located in the Employee Relations procedure group of the Employees: Personnel Administration business area. The operations manager or designee must inform new Research Foundation employees of the policy on nonharassment in the workplace.

The affirmative action officer or designee must be available to respond to questions regarding the policy on nonharassment in the workplace.

Training

At all operating locations, the affirmative action officer or designee must provide supervisors with appropriate training and information to enable them to recognize, avoid, and resolve situations involving harassment.

Complaint Procedure

When employees feel that the policy on nonharassment in the workplace has been violated, operating locations must inform employees that the procedure for solving problems in the workplace and the procedure for resolving allegations of discrimination are available to them.

Responsibilities

Operating Locations

The campus president or designee has the overall responsibility and authority for the location's affirmative action efforts regarding nonharassment in the workplace.

The affirmative action officer or designee has the daily responsibility and authority for the location's efforts regarding nonharassment in the workplace.

The Research Foundation operations manager or designee is responsible for ensuring that all Foundation employees and their supervisors are informed of the policy on nonharassment in the workplace and of the availability of the procedure for solving problems in the workplace and the procedure for resolving allegations of discrimination.

Corporate Affirmative Action Office at Central Office

The corporate affirmative action officer or designee is responsible for ensuring that each operating location is complying with the policy and requirements described in this procedure.

 

 

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