At Lower Columbia College, we believe one of the principles of inclusion is creating a work environment anchored to respect, dignity, and civility. This policy outlines the College’s firm commitment to ensuring a positive, healthy, and professional work environment in which all people, irrespective of their position, are treated with respect, dignity, and civility.
A truly respectful workplace requires the cooperation and support from each and every employee of Lower Columbia College. We all have a responsibility to set a positive example and behave in a manner that will not offend, embarrass, or humiliate others. Sometimes our actions and behaviors, without intent, can offend others due to a gap between intent and impact. In these situations, it is important that we demonstrate accountability for our behavior and work to build trust and respect in our relationships.
Respectful behavior includes, but is not limited to:
Disrespectful behavior includes, but is not limited to:
All employees, regardless of position, must read and comply with this policy, and ask questions if anything in the policy is unclear. College employees and volunteers are expected to treat all of the LCC community with dignity, civility, and respect. We also expect employees to speak up when they witness disrespectful behavior, or to report the behavior so it can be addressed. We will take care of each other and create a safe space for everyone at Lower Columbia College.
In addition to the above, all supervisors, managers, and administrators at Lower Columbia College are responsible for:
Human Resources will coordinate training on these topics for employees. New employees will receive training on this policy upon hire.
The directives indicated here are not optional, and failure to follow them may lead to discipline, up to and including termination. Complaints associated with this policy will be processed in accordance with the procedures set forth by collective bargaining agreements and Human Resources.
All collective bargaining agreements supersede any provisions of this policy with which it conflicts.
WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement (Human Resources Webpage)
Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (Human Resources Webpage)
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