SMU Work Environment
The Department of Human Resources partners with the Office of Risk Management and the Office of Institutional Access and Equity to support a work environment where all employees may thrive and do their best work. Maintaining a non-hostile work environment is everyone's responsibility. The following will help you understand what is expected of an SMU employee.
Click on the following links to learn more:
- Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Workplace Discrimination Tutorials
- Program for the Protection of Minors
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention - Standards of Conduct
- Code of Ethics
- Standards of Conduct
- Confidentiality and Information Management
Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Workplace Discrimination Tutorials
SMU requires every new employee to complete two on-line tutorials titled "Preventing Sexual Harassment" and "Preventing Workplace Discrimination"during the first 90 days of employment. The link for these tutorials may be found in the Helpful Links section or by logging into Access.SMU Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment and search for the tutorial name. The tutorials will be available to you in the future, as well, to refresh your understanding of the content.
Program for the Protection of Minors
Each year, many children come to SMU for camps, classes and sporting events. It is our responsibility to ensure their protection and to prevent child abuse. It is also Texas state law. Our goal at SMU is to exceed state standards by requiring every administrator, faculty, and staff member to complete a training course offered via a partnership with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, within the first 90 days of employment. If your role at SMU requires that you complete this training, this ccourse will satisfy the state requirement. The course is available via Blackboard, SMU's on-line learning environment at courses.smu.edu.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention -
Standards of Conduct
The SMU Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention requires all new employees to read and be familiar with the following information regarding Drug Free Schools and Campuses.
Code of Ethics
SMU has adopted a Code of Ethics that embraces the values of integrity, respect, responsibility and accountability. All new employees should be familiar with the full Code that may be found by clicking the link below, on the SMU website and in the Helpful Links section of this tutorial.
Standards of Conduct
Section 9.5 through 9.23 of the on-line SMU Policy and Procedures manual contains policies governing conduct and performance in the workplace. Please refer to the Helpful Links section to review this information.
Confidentiality and Information Management
SMU expects that all employees will maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of others. In support of this, please read the Confidentiality and Information Management Statement. Later you will be asked to sign an Employee Statement indicating that you have been provided with the Statement, that you understand it and agree to abide by it as well as the consequences for breaching the Agreement.