Classified Staff Policies and Procedures
Salaried non-faculty employees hired prior to July 1, 2006 and covered by the Virginia Personnel Act and State Human Resource policies

Standards of Conduct

Leave Policies:

  • Annual Leave
  • Civil & Work Related Leave
  • Compensatory Leave
  • Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Overtime Leave
  • School Assistance & Volunteer Service Leave
  • Traditional Sick Leave
  • Virginia Sickness & Disability Program (VSDP)

University Staff Policies and Procedures
Salaried non-faculty staff, including transfers from other state agencies, hired on or after July 1, 2006 and covered under University Human Resource policies

Standards of Conduct
Leave Policy

The drug-free workplace policy and the smoking policy listed below apply to both types of employees. 

Drug-Free Workplace Policy
The College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by any employee (faculty or staff) on its property or as any part of its activities.  Under local, state, or federal law, those individuals who violate this policy are subject to the full range of criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.  In addition to criminal penalties, violators of this policy may be subject to College disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The use of alcohol by employees while on College owned or controlled property, including meal periods and breaks, is absolutely prohibited except when authorized by the College for approved College functions.  Authorization is obtained through the office of the Chancellor.  No employee will report to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

In order to comply with federal law and state policy, the College requires that an employee notify a supervisor in writing of any criminal drug statute conviction no later than five days after such a conviction.  The College must notify any federal contracting agency within ten days of having received notice that an employee engaged in the performance of such contract has had a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace.  The College will impose sanctions on or require satisfactory participation in a drug/alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by any employee who is so convicted.

Violations of these rules by an employee will be reason for evaluation/treatment for a substance use disorder or for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.  This policy applies to all employees.

Smoking Policy

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive learning environment for faculty, staff and students.  Smoking and/or the use of other tobacco forms pose a significant health risk to individual members of the campus community.  All members of the campus community are responsible for abiding by the smoking policy outlined below.

The College prohibits smoking in all campus buildings, residence halls, seating areas/stands of outdoor athletic facilities, and pool vehicles.  Smoking will also be prohibited within 25 feet of entrances to campus buildings and the seating areas/stands of outdoor athletic facilities.

Affirmative Action Plan
The Affirmative Action Plan is available for review in Human Resources.  Contact our office for more information.

CAMPUS SECURITY-CLERY ACT:   UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available online.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.