Because each employee acts as a representative of the
University of Portland when interacting with students, visitors, and
other employees, the University expects employees to report to work on
time and to be clean, neat, and dressed appropriately for their job.
Departments must be fully staffed in order to carry out their mission
and assist in the mission of the University. Absenteeism and tardiness
affect the ability of each department to perform its duties in a timely
manner and causes an undue burden for those employees who must fill in.
It is the employee's responsibility to be at work on time and attend to
personal affairs during nonworking hours as much as possible. If an
employee must be absent or late, he or she is expected to inform his or
her supervisor as soon as possible so that coverage can be arranged.
Excessive unauthorized absences or tardiness are considered leave
without pay and may be grounds for disciplinary action.
Employees are expected to maintain good personal health standards that
will allow them to perform duties in a competent manner on a regular
basis. While the University has no official dress code, employees are
expected to pay special attention to, and exercise good judgment
regarding, matters of personal hygiene and appropriate attire. If a
supervisor determines that an employee is not meeting departmental
expectations, he or she will bring the matter to the employee's