Learning Service staff respect and consider their colleagues, and focus upon creating a professional working environment. Offices are often used for meetings with other staff or students and must also reflect a professional image.
Meal breaks should be taken away from the office.
HR recommend at least 1/2 hour away from the desk. Please ensure you eat your food during this time.
Hot food to be eaten in staff rooms, cafes or canteen areas NOT in offices.
Only in exceptional circumstances should COLD food be eaten at desks, perhaps when taken as part of a working lunch but not at public service areas.
Staff should be extremely careful when carrying hot drinks and should minimise carrying them around buildings. Hot drinks should not be carried from one building to another. Tripping while carrying half a pint of hot liquid can have serious repercussions
Any personal work should be done in your own time.
Any materials used including printing/photocopying must be paid for
All staff should be familiar with and comply with the colleges acceptable use policy of telephones which can be found at http://188.8.131.52/polproc/personn -employee relations
In addition staff should never unplug or switch off the telephone ringer
Please make sure you respond to e-mails in a timely and professional manner
If you require to work undisturbed divert your calls to an agreed recipient
In shared offices if a telephone is ringing and the member of staff is absent colleagues should answer the call and leave a message. Telephones should not be left to ring.
All staff should be familiar with and comply with the colleges acceptable use policy for use of the internet. http//184.108.40.206/bns/strapropoli/AUP.htm
In addition staff should only be browsing for personal use in their own time.