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Policy VII-2.25-GC

UMGC Policy on Visitors in the Workplace for Staff and Faculty Employees

(Approved by UMGC President on July 1, 2017)

  1. Purpose and Applicability

    University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks to provide a workplace for all employees that is professional and free from distractions. This Policy applies to employees on Regular and Contingent Status, Faculty, and Student employees.  Nonexempt Staff employees who are included in the representation of the collective bargaining unit are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and applicable UMGC HR Policies; where there is a conflict between the two, the MOU will prevail.

  2. Definition

    Visitors in the Workplace: Non-employees who do not have official business with the University and are on UMGC premises based upon a relationship with an employee. A Visitor in the Workplace may include, but is not limited to, a child, spouse, relative, and/or friend of an employee.

  3. Administration

    1. Supervisors may impose restrictions on Visitors in the Workplace that are appropriate for the successful operation of that department or unit.

    2. The workplace is not a substitute for child or dependent care. Employees are responsible for arranging alternative child or dependent care or using accrued Time Off or Approved Unpaid Time Off, as appropriate.

    3. The employee shall be responsible for the acts of their Visitor in the Workplace.

Implementation Procedures

The UMGC President has designated the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to administer this policy; to develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; to communicate this policy to the UMGC community; and to post the policy and any applicable procedures on the UMGC website.

Replacement for:

  • UMGC 440.21: Policy on Visitors in the Workplace