Top 10 Policies

For the month of August 2015

Number 10:

Objectivity in Research policy provides standards for avoiding conflicts of interest when conducting research and guidelines for protecting the credibility and integrity of research at the University.

Number 9:

We are here to serve. University employees have the responsibility to serve the University as they would serve any other efficient and progressive organization, and to give courteous service to students, faculty and visitors on campus. Learn more about the "Employee Responsibilities" policy.

Number 8 and Number 7:

Procurement card violations are serious. Anyone using a university procurement card (credit card) should review and understanding both of these policies: "Use of Procurement Card" and "Procurement Card Violations."

Number 6:

Could a decision I make appear to benefit me personally? The Conflict of Interest policy provides guidelines for determining whether an employee has a conflict of interest in regard to a business transaction or relationship.

Number 5:

Fiscal Misconduct should always be on our radar.

Number 4:

Considering working for extra spending money? If you would like to work after hours and weekend hours in a retail shop, sale and distribution products such as Mary Kay, Avon, CAbi, Juice Plus, jewelry, etc., teach at other institutions while teaching at the University, consult or participate in outside business ventures, check out the Non-Institutional Employment Practices policy. These are just a few examples of outside employment. Review the policy for a complete explanation of non-institutional (outside) employment.

Number 3:

Interested in enrolling in Spring 2015 classes? Review the Further Education policy for regulations as to the number of courses allowed for full-time, part-time and temporary employees for the regular semesters, summer school and intersession.

Number 2:

Are You Ready....for the holidays?! Nonexempt employees employed in benefit eligible positions who are assigned to work by their supervisor on an official holiday (Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, etc.) should be paid one and one-half times their regular rate in addition to the holiday pay, which is eight hours. However, if an employee should prefer time off within the holiday period, it may be granted at the option of the department head on an hour-for-hour basis. Learn more about "Holiday Pay."

And the Number 1 Policy is (wait for it)...

The "Code of Ethics and Conduct" policy! It is a newly implemented policy that all faculty and staff should know!

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These and all policies may be found at www.olemiss.edu/policies.


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