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Voting Time

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides time away from work to all eligible employees who are registered voters to enable them to vote in elections as defined in this policy.

Consensual Relationships

Policy Number:

6.3
Romantic or sexual relationships between students or postgraduates (as defined by this policy) and faculty members, staff members, or others in positions of authority over them are prohibited whenever those relationships have the potential to interfere with an individual’s right or ability to…

Performance Dialogue

Policy Number:

6.10.6
The university requires all regular, full- and part-time, nonacademic staff members and their supervisors to participate in the performance dialogue process, which promotes and documents communication between supervisors and staff members throughout the year.

Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct

Policy Number:

6.4
Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of protected status, including sex, in the education programs and activities it operates. Admission…

University Volunteers

Policy Number:

6.5
Cornell University depends upon university volunteer support to accomplish its missions of education, research, and public service and wishes to ensure that volunteers' relationships with the university are clearly established and understood by both parties. 

Filling Vacancies (Excluding Bargaining Unit Staff)

Policy Number:

6.6.1
Cornell University is committed to selection procedures that are fair, consistent, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Therefore, before initiating searches to fill vacancies, units must utilize a strategy that takes into account the values of equal employment opportunity,…

Reference Checks, Information Verification, and Background Checks

Policy Number:

6.6.2
Cornell University requires units to conduct thorough reference checks and detailed information verification on all applicants (external and internal) to whom an offer of employment is to be made.

Flexibility in the Workplace

Policy Number:

6.6.13
Cornell University provides flexible work arrangements, at the discretion of department heads or their designees, to enable staff and management to serve customers well, meet university goals, and help employees balance personal and professional responsibilities.

Time Away From Work

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides time away from work to eligible employees for a variety of reasons. Time away from work must be approved and/ recorded in a manner that protects the interests of both the institution and its employees.

Blood Donation Leave

Policy Number:

6.9
The university provides reasonable time away from work for employees who wish to donate blood.

Catastrophic Leave Donation

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides catastrophic leave donation to assist eligible staff members who have experienced a catastrophic, health-related event and have exhausted all accruals, with the exception of up to five days of vacation, which he/she may elect to save. When they have determined that the…

Family Leaves for Nonacademic Staff

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides several kinds of leave to assist nonacademic staff members to balance the demands of the workplace, their individual needs, and the needs of their families, in ways that accommodate the legitimate interests of campus units. To assist staff to meet these needs, this…

Health and Personal Leave for Staff

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides paid health and personal leave to eligible staff members for a variety of reasons. Health and personal leave must be approved and recorded in a manner that protects the interests of both the institution and its staff members.

Lactation Time Away from Work

Policy Number:

6.9
The university provides reasonable time away from work for lactating employees in its employ to express milk and makes reasonable efforts to provide a private room or other location in proximity to the work area for such activity.

Medical Leaves for Nonacademic Staff

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides several kinds of leave to assist nonacademic staff members to balance the demands of the workplace, their individual needs, and the needs of their families, in ways that accommodate the legitimate interests of campus units. This policy includes coverage for leaves…

Military Leave Amendment

Policy Number:

6.9
In light of the events of September 11, 2001, University Policy 6.9, Time Away From Work, Section on Military Leave, is being amended effective January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2022, by adding the following pay and benefits provisions for those staff members called to active military duty…

Vacation (Excluding Academic and Bargaining-Unit Staff)

Policy Number:

6.9
Cornell University provides paid vacation to eligible staff members for rest, relaxation, and renewal. Cornell expects employees and supervisors to coordinate approved vacation time with the business needs of the department, and to properly record vacation time taken.

Staff Transfer (Excluding Academic and Bargaining Unit Staff)

Policy Number:

6.10.9
Cornell University supports an environment that values the pursuit of career mobility and encourages staff members who express an interest, and have the abilities, to pursue appropriate vacancies to foster their career development. Toward that end, the university supports a staff members efforts to…

Employee Discipline (Excluding Academic and Bargaining Unit Staff)

Policy Number:

6.11.3
Cornell University may use disciplinary actions to assist supervisors and staff members in resolving unsatisfactory job performance, misconduct, or behavior that violates university policies, procedures, or practices. Disciplinary procedures will be administered consistently, and in a manner that…

Separations, Voluntary and Involuntary (Including Layoff)

Policy Number:

6.12
Cornell University administers involuntary and voluntary separations from the university as equitably, humanely, and consistently as possible.

Disability Accommodation Process for Faculty and Staff

Policy Number:

6.13
For employee requests for a disability/medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the Procedures for Faculty and Staff to Request a Disability/Medical and/or Religious Exemption from the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement supersede University Policy 6.13 and are located on the Working…

Religious Accommodation

Policy Number:

6.13.8
For employee requests for a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the Procedures for Faculty and Staff to Request a Disability/Medical and/or Religious Exemption from the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement supersede University Policy 6.13.8 and are located on the Working During…