Policies By Categories

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Employment & Workplace

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure Operations and Finance Business Services
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals* This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals. Executive Vice President Human Resources
American With Disabilities Act and Employment This policy is in place to communicate our commitment to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Executive Vice President Human Resources
Applications for Positions on Campus This policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes Executive Vice President Human Resources
Bereavement Leave Described is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Confidentiality of Employment Information Sets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Disciplinary Action Procedure The purpose of this topic is to establish the methods and procedures to be implemented when it is necessary to discipline employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in Pay This policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Employee Status Codes Sets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Equal Employment Opportunity This policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Exit Interview Policy Sets the conducting of exit interviews with employees Executive Vice President Human Resources
Health Insurance It is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Introductory Period for Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Length of Service Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Life Insurance Sets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Long Term Disability Leave Sets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Part Time Employee Benefits (>1,000 Hours) This policy addresses the benefits that part time employees, working less than one thousand hours per year, are eligible for Executive Vice President Human Resources
Salary Continuation Plan This policy addresses the payment of salary when an employee is unable to work due to injury or illness for a period greater than five (5) consecutive workdays. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Standards of Conduct The University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. Rules are a matter of common sense. Listed herein are general rules common to all employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Survivor Benefits Described is the University's Policy on providing benefits to a surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren) in the event of the death of a University employee. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Tuition Remission * Sets the plan, eligibility, and process for exempt and non-exempt non-faculty employees and their dependents to receive Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Building Access for Non-Resident Space The Building Access Policy is developed to ensure the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty as well as to safeguard Niagara University's assets and personal property Student Affairs Campus Safety
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Smoking Policy This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Diploma At Graduation Sets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances) Academic Affairs Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Service & Emotional Support Animals The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals University ADA Coordinator Human Resources
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Power Path Policy Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path University Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning Executive Vice Presidents Office
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors The university is committed to creating a safe and compliant environment in our camps, clinics, and other events for minors. The below checklist procedure shall be used to ensure all camps are properly authorized, staffed, and set up to comply with governing laws, regulations, and university policies. University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Essential Trained Responders and Essential Personnel To establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel" Finance and Operations Committee on Crisis Management Other
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Petty Cash Guidelines Petty Cash Funds are established for the primary purpose of allowing purchases of small amounts to be made with a minimum of inconvenience. The Petty Cash Fund is not to be used to circumvent the regular purchasing process. These purchases must follow the same guideline as any purchase obtained through the Purchasing Specialist, including adherence with the Procurement Policy. Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Comp Tickets to NU Events for Employees To ensure there is no real or perceived conflict of interest in the provision of comp'd or department-funded tickets for employees attending university events Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement To ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement Operations and Finance Controller's Office Business Affairs
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Affairs
Protection of Minors and Obligation to Report Serial Sexual Abuse This policy memorializes Niagara University’s special commitment to the safety of minors (children under the age of 18 who are not matriculated Niagara University students) located on campus or involved in a University event. University Equity and Inclusion Equity and Inclusion
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
NY HERO ACT Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan The purpose of this plan is to protect employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This plan is subject to any additional or greater requirements arising from a declaration of a state of emergency due to an airborne infectious disease, as well as any applicable federal standards. University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Clery Compliance Policy To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance University General Counsel President's Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
NU Survey (Map) 2015 Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands University General Counsel President's Office
University Safety Policy Statement Niagara University aims to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors and to improve the university’s culture of safety. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Return to Work Policy Statement It is the goal of Niagara University to keep employees safe and healthy while at work. It is our policy that all accidents are reported, thoroughly investigated, and that appropriate action is taken to prevent similar events from recurring. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Employee Military Leave Policy Sets the policy for employees taking military leave University Human Resources Human Resources
Part-time Faculty Establish compliance and hiring procedures for part-time faculty positions. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Relocation Reimbursement To establish guidelines for the reimbursement for relocation of new employees to Niagara University. Its principal goal is to establish criteria and an approval process for use of relocation funds. University Human Resources Human Resources
Employment-Based Immigration Policy for US Employees Employment authorization and sponsorship for US employees. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Paid Sick Leave Article 6, section 196-b of the New York State Labor Law requires Niagara University to provide paid sick leave to certain employment groups who have not received paid sick leave previously. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background Checks To establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Family Medical Leave Act To ensure compliance with FMLA Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Vacation Pay Guidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Worker's Compensation To provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Motor Vehicle Record Verification The purpose of this policy is to establish a procedure to verify motor vehicle operator records and to ensure that only eligible drivers operate university vehicles and/or operate a motor vehicle on university business. University Human Resources Human Resources
Premium Compensation This topic addresses the manner in which overtime, holiday premium and call-in pay are calculated. The purpose of this policy is to control labor costs by managing the expense of overtime pay to nonexempt employees. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
PTO Policy This policy provides benefit eligible , non-faculty employees with an entitlement of paid days off. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Trustees' Policy on Ethical Treatment of Students in Fiscal Transactions To provide guidance on the fiscal transactions involving students and staff, administrators and faculty. University Human Resources Human Resources
Travel During COVID-19 All Niagara University employees are asked to avoid high-risk travel, whether for university business or personal reasons. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
COVID-19 Paid Quarantine Leave New York law extends paid leave to employees’ subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order. This policy is designed to inform employees of their rights under this law and applicable University procedures. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Program - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a working environment that is free from violence, including threats of violence. University Human Resources Human Resources
Workplace Health and Safety Policy - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a work environment that promotes the health and safety of employees by developing, implementing and maintaining safety standards. University Human Resources Human Resources
University Policy Pre and Post Employment Background Checks - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting employees in a manner that balances that best interests of the University, the academic environment, and the individuals affected by such decisions. University Human Resources Human Resources
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Niagara University is a not-for-profit university, and its facilities, including computer and data resources, are to be used in furtherance of its not-for-profit, educational, research, and service purposes. More and more university activities are conducted using computers and electronic communications, with increased convenience and accessibility from and to all parts of the world. At the same time, todays inter-connected environment intensifies the risks and threats of unauthorized access to computers, inadvertent disclosures of sensitive data, and unexpected destruction of essential information, resulting in potentially serious consequences to individuals and to the institution. Members of the University community and affiliates interact with a wide spectrum of sensitive data for numerous reasons. Evolving federal and state/provincial regulations require organizations and individuals to safeguard sensitive data. With computing so widely distributed throughout NU, the responsibility to safeguard computers and data resources extends to all members of the University community and affiliates. University Information Technolgy Information Technology
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology
University Copyright Policy Niagara University is committed to the ensuring ethical practices are upheld by faculty, staff and students with respect to adherence to copyright laws in the United States and Canada. Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology
Institutional Advancement Code of Ethics The provide guidance and best practices regarding the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the university Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement
Chemical Hygiene Policy The purpose of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to establish a written program that protects laboratory personnel from the potential hazards associated with the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in a laboratory work area. University NA Facility Services
Holidays This policy addresses the recognition of paid holidays and eligibility for payment. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
Paid Family Leave Policy Effective January 1, 2018, Niagara University will provide paid leave (up to a certain percentage of your weekly wages) to eligible non-faculty employees pursuant to New York’s Paid Family Leave Act. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
Employee Cell Phone Policy The purpose of this policy is to define the eligibility rules for employees’ need and use of cellular devices for business purposes. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
Tuition Exchange Policy The purpose of this policy is to encourage life-long learning and to describe the plan, eligibility and process for the dependents of eligible employees and faculty to participate in the TE program. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resourcese Human Resources
Niagara University Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a professional and productive work environment that is free from harassment of any kind. University Ontario Program Ontario Administration
Children's Camp Model Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval. All children's camps at Niagara University are required to complete a camp safety outline and ensure that the camp adheres to everything indicated in this document. University Operations President's Office
Corporate Credit Card Program How to obtain a corporate credit card. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Business Affairs
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Define driver responsibility, driver etiquette, charging station safety requirements, and restrictions for privately owned electric vehicles while charging at the designated EVCS locations on campus. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Facility Services
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
University Information Security and Digital Information Protection Policy Niagara University is committed to the protection and privacy of students enrolled in face-to-face and distance courses and programs and to student identity verification. University Programs and Policy Information Technology
University Intellectual Property and Rights Management Policy To benefit teaching, research, and the public interest, the University and NULTA work together to generate, maintain, and promote intellectual property. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance Niagara University is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, and kindness in their interactions with one another. Student Affairs Programs and Policy Student Affairs
Non-faculty employees teaching courses Niagara University recognizes that many of our non-faculty employees have particular areas of expertise and knowledge that may enhance our student’s education. The University encourages such employees to contribute to the academic sector by teaching. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Research involving human subjects conducted by faculty members and students under the auspices of Niagara University must be reviewed and approved by the Niagara University Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to its commencement. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Digital Signage Guide on composing content for digital signage Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Communications with Media To inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances University Public Relations Public Relations
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance NU is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, & kindness in their interactions with one another in order to build & sustain healthy relationships that are free from harassment & discrimination Student Affairs Student Affairs Student Affairs
Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose University Student Health Services Student Affairs
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services
Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Response Policy The purpose of this document is provide a single, easily accessible and user-friendly document for students, employees, and community members to find information regarding Niagara University?s student conduct rules, policies, methods to promote awareness, rights, protections, and procedures regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
Title IX Grievance Policy Covers instiutional awareness and response to assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as required by Title IX and the New York State Education Law Appendices Title IX Coordinator Equity and Inclusion
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other