Definitions of Major Rule Violations
Major offenses are any willful, deliberate violations of university or safety rules
of such a degree that continued employment of the individual may not be desirable.
The following are examples of some offenses which may subject an employee to immediate
discharge without warning:
The above list is not intended to be all inclusive.
- Any negligent act which might endanger the safety or lives of others or might result
in damage to, or destruction of university property.
- Insubordination - refusal to perform properly, work assigned by a supervisor.
- Willful, deliberate or repeated violation of safety rules.
- Willfully falsifying any university records.
- Leaving Southern Polytechnic premises during working hours without permission of a
- Deliberately abusing, destroying, damaging, or defacing university property, tools,
equipment or the property of others on Southern Polytechnic premises.
- Any violation of civil code on university premises such as gambling, possession or
use of alcoholic beverages or narcotics, of the carrying on one's person firearms
or other dangerous weapons.
- Fighting on Southern Polytechnic premises (any employee directly involved).
- Failure to return to work on expiration of vacation or leave of absence or when called
back after layoff.
- Disclosure of confidential university information to unauthorized persons.
- Taking university or other employee’s property for your own use.
- Sexual Harassment.