Grievance Policy & Procedures
It is generally recognized that in any human group, occasional disagreements will occur. In an ideal world, those disagreements and misunderstandings would be resolved through effective, two-way communication techniques. However, effective, two-way communication is not always possible in a time of conflict. Therefore, the University offers a grievance structure to assist in resolving disputes and insure a fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
Webster University will not tolerate sexual harassment. Complaints of sexual harassment using established grievance procedures will be addressed promptly. Justice requires that the rights and concerns of both complainant and respondent be fully assured. A copy of the Sexual Harassment policy may be obtained from the Human Resources Office.
Drug Free Workplace
Webster University provides a drug-free workplace and operates within the guideline set forth in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Information about these guidelines may be obtained from the Human Resources Office.
Smoke Free Workplace
Effective August 15, 1992, all campus buildings are smoke-free. This applies to private offices as well as common areas. Smoking is permitted only outside the University buildings.
Theft or Damage
Employees are expected to take proper steps to protect University property from theft and damage by locking offices and other work areas when there is no one present, and by taking care of supplies and equipment. If theft or damage does occur, employees are expected to report it to their supervisor and to the Public Safety Office.
Accidents on the Job
An employee who suffers any injury on the job must report it at once to his or her supervisor. Within 24 hours, Health Services, Public Safety, or Human Resources must be notified and an accident report form completed. If the injury is certified by the doctor as constituting a Workers' Compensation case, the employee must fill out designated forms in order to be paid benefits under the Workers Compensation Law.
Closure Due to Weather & Other Causes
When circumstances warrant and/or at the discretion of the Administration, the University may be closed due to bad weather or other reasons such as a government holiday which causes closing of a military base. If possible, bad weather closings will be announced on local radio and television stations.
In case of snow, the term "snow schedule" means employees should report to work at 10 a.m. Closure pay is based upon the employee's authorized working day (see "Working Hours"). Employees will receive their regular pay during periods when the University is officially closed.
Employees who are on sick leave or vacation at a time when the University is closed will not get extra time off. Employees specifically instructed by supervisors to work on a closure day will receive closure pay plus regular pay for hours worked.
Moving UpWebster Jumps Four Spots to No. 24
Webster University moved up to 24th from 28th in U.S. News and World Report's Regional University-Midwest category; also ranked in Top 2 percent for Study Abroad.
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