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Proposed Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace Policy

Policy Information

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Last Revised Date: 
September, 2018
Responsible Unit: 
Division of Human Resources
(520) 621-3660

Purpose and Summary

Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace is a substantive revision of the Workplace Violence policy. 

We propose to replace the phrase “workplace violence” with “disruptive behavior” to more accurately describe behaviors that are prohibited in University settings.  While we have adhered closely to objective definitions of observable behavior, we have reinforced that behavior may be verbal as well as physical, and that conduct against a University community member’s family or household is within scope for this policy. The new policy also states disciplinary action that may be taken, up to and including dismissal, expulsion, issuance of an exclusionary order, or criminal prosecution.

The policy revision streamlines the text and clarifies the respective roles of the Dean of Students Office and Division of Human Resources.

Click here to view the packet with policy impact statement, proposed Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace policy, a redline comparison with the current Workplace Violence policy, and a clean copy of the Workplace Violence policy.

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.


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