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Employee Standards of Conduct

Employees covered by this policy are employed to fulfill certain duties and expectations that support the mission and values of their agencies and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner deserving of public trust. The following list is not all-inclusive but is intended to illustrate the minimum expectations for acceptable workplace conduct and performance.

Employees who contribute to the success of an agency’s mission:

  • Report to work as scheduled and seek approval from their supervisors in advance for any changes to the established work schedule, including the use of leave and late or early arrivals and departures.
  • Perform assigned duties and responsibilities with the highest degree of public trust.
  • Devote full effort to job responsibilities during work hours.
  • Maintain the qualifications, certification, licensure, and/or training requirements identified for their positions.
  • Demonstrate respect for the agency and toward agency coworkers, supervisors, managers, subordinates, residential clients, students, and customers.
  • Use state equipment, time, and resources judiciously and as authorized.
  • Support efforts that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Utilize leave and related employee benefits in the manner for which they were intended.
  • Resolve work-related issues and disputes in a professional manner and through established business processes.
  • Meet or exceed established job performance expectations.
  • Make work-related decisions and/or take actions that are in the best interest of the agency.
  • Comply with the letter and spirit of all state and agency policies and procedures, the Conflict of Interest Act, and Commonwealth laws and regulations.
  • Report circumstances or concerns that may affect satisfactory work performance to management, including any inappropriate (fraudulent, illegal, unethical) activities of other employees.
  • Obtain approval from supervisor prior to accepting outside employment.
  • Obtain approval from supervisor prior to working overtime, if non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Work cooperatively to achieve work unit and agency goals and objectives.
  • Conduct themselves at all times in a manner that supports the mission of their agency and the performance of their duties.

As an employee of Northern Virginia Community College, you are required to report violations of the Commonwealth’s Standards of Conduct to your respective supervisor and/or to the next level supervisor as indicated in your official chain of command.

For questions regarding standards of conduct, the chain of command, organizational charts, or any other human resource issue, please do not hesitate to contact:
Northern Virginia Community College
Human Resources Department
(703) 323-3110

All faculty and staff are expected to be familiar with and to adhere to the Northern Virginia Community College Mission, Vision, Values, Service Excellence Standards,and VCCSCode of Ethics in the execution of their daily duties and responsibilities and in providing services to our students, colleagues and coworkers, and the general public.