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Lake Superior State University welcomes visits from friends, family and/or
former students and employees. However, such visits should be brief so they
do not interfere with the conduct of University business. The following guidelines
address the nature and duration of workplace visits.
The routine or extended presence of friends, family, former employees
and students, when and where staff are working at the University, represents
undesired and unwarranted risk of liability. Such visits interrupt the
conduct of University business and must be kept brief and infrequent.
personnel in the workplace present not only the possibility of injury to
the visitor, but the potential for miscommunication among employees,
confidential information or other unintended occurrences.)
This prohibition extends to visits by off duty LSSU staff. Off duty
staff members may, of course, briefly visit University offices to conduct
(e.g. pick up a paycheck, check on business issues, etc.)
and care of infants and children other than through registration
at the Child Development Center or other camps or programs in which a
is enrolled at the University is not permitted. The presence of children
at any University work location creates significant safety and liability
for the University, requires the attention of a parent, and diverts attention
from academic or job performances, thus is not permitted.
often have available to them various leave provisions which can be used
to meet childcare responsibilities. Leave information is
available in the Human Resources Office.
Children or visitors to the University
are specifically prohibited from performing any task that is assigned to
an employee. Job shadowing is allowed
with the vice president’s approval.
Proctoring of tests is also allowed
with approved faculty absence request form signed by department chair
and/or vice president. Approved faculty absence
request must include the name of the individual proctoring the test.
Individuals serving as volunteers on behalf of the University are always
welcome. Volunteer usage must be approved in advance by the supervisor
of the department in which they are working. A Volunteer Agreement form
#1) is available on the HR web page.
Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including
The emeritus space in the Library is exempt from this policy.