STAFF POLICIES (605)
Nov. 1, 2007
Updated 07/06 605
CHILDREN IN THE WORKPLACE
Kansas Athletics values an atmosphere that fosters a healthy balance between workplace obligations and family issues. However, frequent recurring presence of visitors or family members during work hours is unsuitable for the following reasons: unnecessary distractions, decreased productivity, health and safety issues, and liability to the organization.
It is Kansas Athletics' policy that employees are not allowed to bring children into the workplace except as permitted by this policy. This policy is not intended to prohibit family members and children from attending sporting events or camps or to prohibit an incidental or brief visit.
When possible, departments should honor an employee's request for flexibility to meet unexpected family needs that may require the employee's attention during normal working hours. When workloads allow, Kansas Athletics encourages departments to cooperate with employees who wish to meet family responsibilities by using breaks or lunch hours, flexible schedules, adjusted hours or vacation leave.