Supervisors are allowed to create their own set of guidelines in regard to appropriate conduct for their student employees. As a general rule, however, as a WSU student employee, you are a representative of the university. It is expected that you conduct yourself in a professional manner while on the job. This includes showing courtesy and respect to supervisors, co-workers, visitors and the public.
It is expected that you will wear appropriate clothing for the work environment in which you are employed. Individual supervisors have the discretion in regard to appropriateness of certain attire in their work setting and may specify expectations for your attire while on the job.
The federal Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that student information be protected and kept confidential. If through your job you gain access to information about other students, you MUST keep it confidential. Sharing confidential information with others who are not authorized to receive it (outside the scope of your job duties) is a serious federal violation and is cause for immediate dismissal and could lead to further disciplinary action.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that comprehensive training is provided to you in regard to safety and the use of equipment on the job. It is your responsibility to work attentively and diligently at all times and consistently use equipment provided in an appropriate manner. You also must report any perceived unsafe situation to your supervisor. Please refer to the Winona State University Regulation 2-17 (PDF) Safety Manual.
In regard to fraud, student employment is governed by MnSCU Board Policy 1C.2 Fraudulent or Other Dishonest Acts.
A “dishonest act” is defined in this policy as “generally involving a deliberate act or failure to act with the intention of obtaining an unauthorized benefit, destruction of property or otherwise fraudulent behavior.” As defined in the policy, the list of “dishonest acts” includes, but is not limited to:
A student employee in violation of any MnSCU board policy is subject to immediate dismissal