Tobacco-Free Guidelines for Employee Compliance

  • Whenever Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers observe an employee who is not complying with the tobacco-free campus policy, the DPS officer will give the employee a reminder card. 
    • The officer may ask for an ID from the employee and will report the incident to the DPS Office.
    • DPS will record the reminder.
  • The second time an employee is observed not complying with the policy, the DPS officer will again give the employee a reminder card.
    • The officer may ask for an ID from the employee and will report the incident to the DPS Office.
    • DPS will record the reminder.
    • DPS will notify the employee’s supervisor.
    • The supervisor will counsel the employee.
  • The third time an employee is observed not complying with the policy, the DPS officer will again give the employee a reminder card.
    • The officer may ask for an ID from the employee and will report the incident to the DPS Office.
    • DPS will record the reminder.
    • DPS will notify the employee’s supervisor and provide the supervisor and Human Resources with a list of the policy violations.
    • The supervisor will administer progressive disciplinary action in accordance with the College’s Disciplinary Actions Policy 593.0.
  • Supervisors may follow up with employees on violations observed and reported by others.