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What should managers/supervisors do if one of their employees violates the policy?

Supervisors are encouraged to communicate the University’s cessation assistance resources to employees and consult with Employee and Labor Relations prior to implementing disciplinary action.

A face-to-face meeting with the employee to discuss concerns is always the best place to start. The following tips can help:

  • Emphasize that you don’t expect or require the employee to quit smoking/tobacco use but that the employee must comply with the smoke/ tobacco-free policy while on University property.
  • If the employee indicates an interest in quitting, direct him or her to available resources.