Policy no. I-8
Effective date: 01/01/2002 
Scope: faculty, staff and student employees

Policy Statement

All employees are expected to meet high productivity standards. At Case Western Reserve University productivity relates to time management, teamwork, efficiency, cooperation and contribution. The standards contributing to high productivity include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consistently reporting to work and leaving work according to work schedule
  • Fully engaging in the work while on paid time
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Asking for assistance when necessary
  • Assisting others with information, knowledge, time and resources
  • Being prepared to give extra time when necessary
  • Responding positively to unanticipated overtime needs
  • Limiting unscheduled absences
  • Learning and using technology and databases for maximum efficiency
  • Starting meetings on time; ending on time
  • Being prepared for meetings
  • Avoiding unnecessary interruptions of others at work
  • Following-up on activities that have been delegated
  • Following university systems and procedures
  • Minimizing the need to conduct personal business during work hours 

If an employee is in a supervisory position and notices that these standards are not being met, the supervisor should discuss productivity concerns with the staff member in a direct, calm and candid session.

Policy Administration: Vice President for Human Resources and supervisory staff

References: Positive Corrective Action Policy (III-3), Attendance Policy (I-9)