6.7 Employment Standards

The following constitutes grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of any Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) employee as outlined by the respective policy manuals:

  1. Willful and intentional violation of any state or federal law, applicable ordinance, MCCCD Governing Board policy, or MCCCD administrative regulation that affects the employee’s ability to perform his or her job.
  2. Making a false statement of or failing to disclose a material fact in the course of seeking employment or re-assignment of position at MCCCD.
  3. Willful and intentional failure to perform job duties that have first been communicated to an employee and are within the employee’s scope of employment.
  4. Willful and intentional commitment of acts of fraud, theft, embezzlement, misappropriation, falsification of records or misuse of MCCCD funds, goods, property, services, technology or other resources.
  5. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor that adversely affects an employee’s ability to perform job duties or has an adverse effect on MCCCD if employment is continued.
  6. Fighting with a fellow employee, visitor, or student, except in self-defense. Committing acts of intimidation, harassment or violence, including (but not limited to) oral or written statements, gestures, or expressions that communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical harm.
  7. Reporting to work under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs or narcotics; the use, sale, dispensing, or possession of alcohol and/or illegal drugs or narcotics on MCCCD premises, while conducting MCCCD business, or at any time which would interfere with the effective conduct of the employee’s work for the MCCCD; the use of illegal drugs; or testing positive for illegal drugs. The exception would include the consumption of alcohol at a reception or similar event at which the employee’s presence is clearly within the scope of employment.
  8. Possessing firearms or other weapons on MCCCD property, except as may be required by the job or as otherwise permitted by law.
  9. Abandonment of one’s position.
  10. Intentional destruction or threat of destruction of MCCCD property, with malicious intent.
  11. Performing acts or executing job responsibilities in a reckless manner that pose a threat to the physical safety of the employee or another person.
  12. Failure by the College President, Vice Chancellor, Chancellor or other senior level administrators to notify appropriate law enforcement authorities of any potential theft of District funds or assets.

Statement on Rehiring

Employees (Board approved and otherwise) who are terminated or non renewed due to a determination that the employee has violated Maricopa Employment Standards as set forth above, or who resign in lieu of such termination or non renewal by agreement or otherwise, are not eligible for rehire within the Maricopa County Community College District. Employees will be afforded notice of such a determination and an opportunity to be heard pursuant to the applicable employee policy or administrative regulation.

The Vice Chancellor for Human Resources is responsible for reviewing documented violations of employment standards, establishing procedures for the review of recommended disciplinary action to be taken, and determining whether the recommended disciplinary action is consistent with the documented violations of the employment standards. The Vice Chancellor for Human Resources shall have final authority to recommend disciplinary action under this policy and shall document the rationale for all decisions. To the extent that the recommendation for disciplinary action by the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources differs from the recommendation of the employee’s College President or Vice Chancellor or other Chancellor’s Executive Council Member, the Chancellor shall be consulted and shall make the final recommendation on disciplinary action. The Vice Chancellor for Human Resources shall make recommendations that involve the Chancellor.

Quarterly, a summary report shall be submitted to the Governing Board on disciplinary actions taken pursuant to this policy.

AMENDED June 28, 2011, Motion No. 9836
AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782
ADOPTED February 27, 2007, Motion No. 9407