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IS - 2024 Code of Conduct and Workplace Behavior (Policy)

Human Resources

Release Date: 10/26/00
Revision 1:5/18/04
Revision: 2: 2/22/06

Policy

CNM Board Policy

Employee Handbook 4.01, Code of Conduct and Workplace Behavior

A. The College and College employees shall follow New Mexico statutes dealing with conflict of interest.  (See Sections 10-16-1 through 10-16-4.1, 10-16-6 through 10-16-9, 10-16-11, 10-16-13.1 through 10-16-14 and 10-16-17, NMSA 1978 (1995 Repl.)).

B. College employees shall maintain the highest standards of business ethics as they conduct business on behalf of the College.

C. College employees shall perform their duties in a manner that would not give rise to the appearance of conflict of interest.

D. College employees who teach, coach, evaluate, allocate financial aid to or guide students over whom they have professional responsibility or authority shall not engage in any dating, romantic, or sexual relationships with students.

E. It is the policy of CNM that certain rules and regulations regarding employee behavior are necessary for efficient business operations and for the benefit and safety of all employees.  Conduct that interferes with operations, discredits the College, is in violation of College policy, is unsatisfactory or is offensive will not be tolerated.  Employees are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a positive manner to promote the best interests of the College.  Examples of behavior that may result in disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination, are:

(1) treating others in a discourteous manner;

(2) wearing clothing inappropriate for the work being performed;

(3) failing to report to work punctually at the assigned times, or failing to be at the proper work station ready for work as scheduled;

(4) failing to maintain cleanliness and order in the workplace and work areas;

(5) fighting with or assaulting others;

(6) threatening or intimidating others;

(7) falsifying or altering any College record or report, such as an application for employment, a medical report, a production record, a time record, a financial record, an absentee report, or a shipping and receiving record;

(8) stealing, destroying, defacing or misusing College property or another's property;

(9) engaging in acts of insubordination including, but not limited to, refusing to follow managements instructions concerning a job-related matter;

(10) using profanity or abusive language;

(11) sleeping on the job;

(12) gambling on College property;

(13) playing malicious or dangerous pranks or practical jokes, or engaging in horseplay.

(14) alcohol and substance abuse;

(15) dishonesty;

(16) sexual and any other form of illegal harassment;

(17) possession of deadly weapons on CNM property;

(18) poor work performance;

(19) violation of CNM's leave policies; and

(20) violation of CNM policies or directives.

This list is not intended to be and should not be considered an exclusive listing of inappropriate behavior.  Indeed, it would be impossible to list all the circumstances under which discipline may be imposed.  CNM retains complete discretion to administer discipline for behavior it deems inappropriate, whether listed above or not.

F. Any employee who knows of any act prohibited by law or by College policy or the code of conduct shall report it promptly to the appropriate administrator.