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 contractors and the public. Use of all those resources is subject to the standards set forth in this regulation (Standards).
The first screen that each MCCCD computer exhibits on starting up advises users of these Standards and requires an acknowledgment before the user may proceed to the next screen. Additionally, all MCCCD employees are responsible for annually acknowledging receipt of the Blue Book, which contains this regulation. So all users of MCCCDtechnologyresourcesarepresumedtohavereadandunderstoodtheStandards. WhiletheStandards govern use of technology resources MCCCD-wide, an individual community college or center may establish guidelines for technology resource usage that supplement, but do not replace or waive, these Standards.
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4.12 Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Environment
The Maricopa County Community College District is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and educationally productive environment for students, employees, and visitors. In order to promote a healthy learning and work environment, the Chancellor has directed that the Maricopa County Community College District serve as a total smoke free and tobacco free environment, effective July 1, 2012. Smoking (including the use of “e-cigs”) and all uses of tobacco shall be prohibited from all District owned and leased property and facilities, including but not limited to parking lots, rooftops, courtyards, plazas, entrance and exit ways, vehicles, sidewalks, common areas, grounds, athletic facilities, and libraries. Support signage prohibiting the use of smoking instruments and tobacco shall be placed throughout all college and District locations.
Continued violations by and employee or student shall be handled through the respective conduct procedures established for employees and students.
4.18 Consensual Relationships
1. General
The existing Governing Board Policy on Hiring of Relatives prohibits employees from being involved in any employmentorkeydecisionthatinvolvesarelative. Thiswouldincludeworkperformance,jobassignments,or
pay related matters. In that such relationships can create a conflict with the interests of the Maricopa Community Colleges, and the increased potential for nepotism and favoritism, the same principles also apply in the case of consensual amorous, romantic and/or sexual relationships that occur between employees or between employees and students.
In the work and academic environment, such a relationship that might be appropriate in other circumstances is inappropriate if one of the individuals in the relationship has a professional responsibility toward, or is in a position of authority with respect to, the other, such as in the context of supervision, instruction, coaching, counseling or advisement. Anelementofpowerispresentinsuchacontextanditisincumbentuponthosewithauthoritynotto abuse that power. In addition, consensual relationships may yield to third parties the appearance that unfair bias or favoritism towards the student or supervisee is taking place.
A. Definitions
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Consensual relationships are defined as romantic, amorous and/or sexual relationships between consenting employees or between employees and adult (18 years or older) college students currently enrolled at one of the community colleges.
An employee is any individual who is employed by the Maricopa County Community College District(MCCCD). Anemployeeincludesanindividualwhoissubjecttoanestablished employee job group policy manual, whether regular, full-time board approved, at-will, part-time, and/ortemporary. Anemployeealsoincludesacontractworker(specialservicesemployment, request for personnel services) working or serving as an agent or designee on behalf of the
A student is considered to be any person currently enrolled in a credit or non-credit class at one of the colleges or centers within the Maricopa County Community College District.
A vendor is someone who sells or can sell products or services to the Maricopa County Community College District.
A recent consensual relationship is considered to be one that has taken place within the past 24 months.
B. Prohibited Conduct
i. An employee shall not maintain, engage in or be involved in a consensual relationship with another employee who is subject to that individual’s supervision or with a student that is currently enrolled in the individual’s class, or a student whom the individual otherwise instructs, coaches, counsels or advises, or with a vendor if the employee manages that contract or otherwise exerts influence over the contract.

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