Big Sandy Area Development District      Policy Manual

Employee Conduct and Work Rules

To ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, we expect you to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all employees and Big Sandy ADD.

Although it is not possible to list all the forms of behavior that are considered unacceptable at work, the following are some examples of conduct that may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment:

* Theft or inappropriate removal or possession of property

* Falsification of timekeeping records

* Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs

* Possession, distribution, sale, transfer, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs in the workplace, while on duty, or while operating employer-owned vehicles or equipment

* Fighting or threatening violence in the workplace

* Boisterous or disruptive activity in the workplace

* Negligence or improper conduct leading to damage of employer-owned or customer-owned property

* Insubordination or other disrespectful conduct

* Smoking in prohibited areas

* Sexual or other unlawful or unwelcome harassment

* Possession of dangerous or unauthorized materials, such as explosives or firearms, in the workplace

* Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice

* Unauthorized absence from work station during the workday

* Unauthorized use of telephones, mail system, or other employer-owned equipment

* Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information

* Violation of personnel policies

* Unsatisfactory performance or conduct

A.Office Protocol

District office space and equipment are designed and appointed for the conduct of business. Furnishings, decor, and conduct of personnel shall further the conduct of District business.

B.Office Management

The Executive Director shall obtain, organize and assign appropriate space, equipment, and materials for the District. Operational and maintenance responsibilities, special work assignments and office management policies or procedures shall be established and promulgated, and changed as required in like manner.


The Executive Director shall sign all official correspondence relative to policy issuance, or shall designate a proxy in writing for this purpose.


Appropriate dress shall be defined as follows:

1.When in the office, appropriate dress to business offices in the region should be worn. Shorts are not allowed. Belly shirts not allowed.

2.When attending public meetings, the staff member should dress in a manner similar to those conducting the meeting.

3.When doing manual labor or engaging in field survey work, less formal clothing is permissible but should always be neat, clean and in good taste.

4.When specific program policy requires that a uniform or other specific dress code applies, or personal identification badges be worn, employees are required to do so without exception.


In an effort to assure a productive and harmonious work environment all solicitation must be pre-approved by the Executive Director.

The District recognizes and encourages its personnel to have interests in events and organizations outside the workplace. However, employees may not solicit or distribute literature concerning these activities during working time. Employees will be reminded of the policy. However, employees may leave order forms or literature in the common area of the break room.

F.Office Decorum

Employees are expected to keep their respective offices or designated work spaces neat, clean and orderly, and to assist, both by assignment and by volunteering, in cleaning and maintain common-use areas. This includes the outside premises from trash and litter.

Policy No.  701  Issued  7/17/2003    

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