Smoke-Free Workplace

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For New York employees, smoking is prohibited in all NYIT facilities and in the smoke-free zones, which encompass the area 20 feet south of the Riland Health Care Center and extending 20 feet north of Tower House, and 20 feet west of the 500 building and 20 feet east of Serota Hall on the Long Island campus, and within 20 feet of the entrance of 26 West 61st St. in Manhattan. The smoke-free zone on each campus includes: exterior open spaces, loading docks, parking lots, on-campus sidewalks, streets, driveways, and in all university-owned or leased vehicles. Smoking is permitted in privately owned vehicles. Signs will be displayed in prominent, visible areas. At the Jonesboro, AR campus, smoking is prohibited in all locations. This policy includes the prohibition of all delivery systems of tobacco and nicotine, including but not limited to smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, Juuls, vaporizers, electronic hookahs, etc.

Violation of this policy may subject the offending employee to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or termination of employment. Complaints regarding violations of this policy should be directed to the attention of either the offending employee’s or the complaining employee’s supervisor. If the issue is not resolved promptly, the Office of Human Resources should be contacted.

No employee or job applicant who exercises or attempts to exercise rights under this policy will be subject to disciplinary or retaliatory action of any kind. Any employee who believes that he or she has suffered such retaliation should immediately contact the Office of Human Resources.