The establishment of written work rules is one way in which employees can be informed
of required behavior and expectations. When work rules are initially developed or
substantially revised, meetings should be conducted to discuss and explain the rules.
Communicating in person provides employees an opportunity to ask questions and helps
to ensure better understanding. It is suggested that written copies of the work rules be
given to all affected employees.
These rules are established so Marathon County Public Library can attain its objectives in
an orderly and efficient manner and are not intended to restrict the rights of employees,
but rather to advise employees of prohibited conduct. Engaging in one or more of the
following forms of prohibited conduct by an employee of Marathon County Public
Library may result in disciplinary action ranging from a reprimand to immediate
discharge, depending upon the specific form of conduct and/or the number of infractions.
I. WORK PERFORMANCE
A. Insubordination, including disobedience, or failure or refusal to
carry out assignments or instructions.
B. Loafing, loitering, sleeping or engaging in unauthorized personal
C. Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information or records.
D. Falsifying records, including timesheets, or giving false
information to other agencies or to employees responsible for
E. Failure to provide accurate and complete information whenever
such information is required by an authorized person.
F. Failure to comply with health, safety and sanitation requirements,
rules and regulations.
G. Negligence in performance of assigned duties and/or failing to do
the amount or quality of work that is expected.
II. ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
A. Failure to be at your work station, ready to work, at the starting
time of a shift
B. Quitting work or leaving before the scheduled ending time of a
shift without the specific approval of the supervisor.
C. Unexcused or excessive absenteeism.
D. Unexcused or excessive tardiness
E. Failure to observe the time limits and scheduling of lunch or break
periods. Failure to remain on the library premises during break
periods. Employees are not allowed to accumulate rest breaks
and/or use them to extend their lunch period or shorten the work
day. Rest breaks not taken are forfeited.
F. Unscheduled Absences: When an employee is requesting paid
time off for a personal or family illness or injury or an emergency,
the employee must report the reason for time off in accordance
with department protocol at least one (1) hour before the start of
the work day or shift, except in cases of emergency or
development of the illness during work hours.
Employees must communicate unscheduled absences with a live
person, following the chain of command. If no supervisor is
available, contact the administrative coordinator.
III. USE OF PROPERTY
A. Unauthorized or improper use of Library or County property or
equipment including vehicles, computers, internet, telephone or
B. Making or receiving personal phone calls or texts during work
hours using either library phones or a personal cell phone, except
in emergency situations. Preferably, personal calls should be made
during breaks/lunch periods.
C. Sending or receiving personal emails or accessing personal social
media during work hours.
D. Unauthorized possession or removal of Library or County property
or another person's private property.
E. Unauthorized posting or removing of notices or signs from bulletin
F. Unauthorized use, possession, lending, borrowing or duplicating of
Library keys, security cards, identification badges or permits
G. Unauthorized entry to Library or County property via staff only
entrances outside of assigned hours of work.
H. Allowing family or friends to loiter in staff only areas.
I. Not taking proper care of, neglecting, or abusing Library or County
equipment, tools or property
IV. PERSONAL ACTIONS AND APPEARANCE
A. Threatening, attempting, or doing bodily harm to another person.
B. Threatening, intimidating, interfering with, or using
abusive/discriminatory language towards others, including sexual
C. Possessing firearms or weapons of any kind on library property.
D. Making false or malicious statements concerning other employees,
supervisors, customers or the Library.
Use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs during working hours.
F. Failure to follow the Marathon County Tobacco Free Policy or
violating any other fire protection or safety regulation.
G. Reporting for work under the influence of alcoholic beverages or
H. Unauthorized solicitation for any purpose during work time, or
using county resources.
I. Inappropriate dress or lack of personal hygiene which adversely
affects proper performance of duties, causes distraction, or
constitutes a health or safety hazard.
J. Failure to exercise good judgment, or being discourteous, in
dealing with fellow employees, or customers.
K. Failure to comply with circulation and other policies regarding the
use of library materials and equipment. Keeping library materials
in work or personal area without the items being checked out or set
to the appropriate status.
L. Failure to wear the Library-issued identification badge during work
shift where it is easily visible to public.
All employees are encouraged to notify their supervisor of co-workers' failure to comply with
any of the work rules. Additional work rules may be established by management to meet special
requirements of teams or as circumstances require. Questions regarding the above work rules
should be directed to a Manager.
Employee Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: ________
- Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street Wausau WI 54403 USA
Account Status: 715-261-7209 (24/7)