Smoking. The University of Nebraska at Kearney prohibits smoking
in all buildings. Smoking is permitted outside at least 10 feet away
from the buildings.
Drug Free Workplace.
The illegal possession, use or distribution of drugs or alcohol by
students or employees is a violation of University rules as well as
State and Federal laws. The Board of Regents of the University of
Nebraska has directed officers of the University to cooperate with
State and Federal agencies in the prevention of drug abuse. See Board
of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Minutes, Vol. 29, pp. 90-91
(September 12, 1967). In satisfaction of this mandate and in order to
fulfill its obligations under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41
U.S.C. 701 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, 20
U.S.C.1145g, the University has formulated standards of conduct for
both its employees and its students which prohibit the following acts:
- use, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of illegal
drugs or drug paraphernalia on University premises or while on
University business or at University activities, or in University
supplied vehicles either during or after working hours;
- unauthorized use or possession or the manufacture, distribution, or
sale of a controlled substance as defined by the Federal Controlled
Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq., or Nebraska Drug Control Laws,
Neb. Rev. Stat. 28-401 et seq., on University premises, or while
engaged on University business or attending University activities, in
University supplied vehicles, either during or after working hours;
- unauthorized use, manufacture, distribution, possession or sale of
alcohol on University premises or while on University business or at
University activities, in University supplied vehicles, either during
or after working hours;
- storing in a locker, desk, vehicle, or other place on University
owned or occupied premises, any unauthorized controlled substances,
drug paraphernalia or alcohol;
- use of alcohol off University premises that adversely affects an
employee's or student's work or academic performance, or an employee's
or student's safety or the safety of others;
- possession, use, manufacture, distribution or sale of illegal drugs
off University premises that adversely affects the employee's work
performance or the student's academic performance, or an employee's or
student's safety or the safety of others;
- violation of State or Federal laws relating to the unauthorized
use, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol,
controlled substances or drug paraphernalia;
- in the case of an employee's failure to notify his or her
supervisor of the employee's arrest or conviction under any criminal
drug statute as a result of a violation of law which occurs at the
University of Nebraska workplace.
The Regents approved [the Standards of Conduct in 1990. See Board of
Regents of the University of Nebraska, Minutes, Vol. 55, p. 205
(October 12, 1990).]
Employees who violate the drug free workplace policy will undergo
corrective action according to established University procedure;
separate from any legal sanctions they may receive. Corrective action
up to and including dismissal may occur and may include requiring the
employee to successfully participate in a drug rehabilitation program
at the employee's expense.
All University of Nebraska at Kearney employees are issued
identification cards. The Human Resources Office initiates the
paperwork to acquire an employee UNK ID card during new employee
orientation. This card identifies the carrier as an employee of the
University of Nebraska at Kearney. The UNK ID Card is required to write
checks for purchases in the Bookstore, to check books out of the
Library and for admittance to University functions. If the card is
lost, stolen, or destroyed, the employee should contact the UNK ID Card
Office http://www.unk.edu/idcard 308-865-8154. Upon separation, the card must be returned to the Human Resources Office.
Outside Employment. Employees may not accept employment outside of the University unless the following conditions are met:
- There is no interference with the performance of duties at the University.
- There is no conflict of interest or appearance of conflict of interest as a result of outside employment.
- The employee obtains approval for the outside employment if required by Section 3.4.5 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents.
Staff members employed by the University, other than those covered
in the preceding paragraph, shall be encouraged to engage in
professional activities outside the University as a means of broadening
their experience and keeping them abreast of the latest developments in
their fields, provided such activities do not interfere with their
regular duties at the University or represent a conflict of interest.
Staff members may accept temporary or occasional employment for such
professional services when such employment is recommended by the Dean
of the College or Director of the Division involved and approved by the
In accordance with Section 3.4.5 of the Bylaws of the Board of
Regents, approval of the Board of Regents is required before full-time
professional employees may:
- Accept retainer fees or other remuneration on a permanent or yearly basis as professional consultants.
- Accept professional employment requiring more than an average of
two days per month during the period of their full-time employment.
- Charge fees for work performed in University buildings with University equipment and materials.
- Provide professional services for remuneration to departments or agencies of State government.