Employee Nondiscriminatory Harassment Procedure

Introduction

Mid Michigan College (Mid) is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe working, learning, and social environment where every individual is treated with civility, dignity and respect. As such, Mid prohibits acts of nondiscriminatory harassment (commonly referred to as bullying) against all members of the campus community, including staff, faculty, and student workers. The College strongly encourages anyone who is a victim of or observes such behavior in the context of College employment or activities to promptly report it to Human Resources or the Office of College Compliance and Ethics. The College has a responsibility to promptly address reports of nondiscriminatory harassment/bullying behavior and will respond promptly and effectively through the process outlined in this procedure, to prevent, correct and discipline behavior that violates these guidelines.

Separate from this Procedure, the College has established and administers the Campus Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy which addresses unlawful misconduct that occurs against protected characteristics in any of Mid’s educational/work programs and activities. The Employee Nondiscriminatory Harassment Procedure is not intended to create individual or group rights (whether contractual or otherwise) that do not exist under law. This Procedure provides the College with the means to address conduct that is not necessarily unlawful but has the potential to cause disruption and create unequal access. It is intended to cover ‘workplace’ employee bullying. It will not be interpreted or implemented in a way that undermines a supervisor’s authority to appropriately manage their work unit. This process is intended to be consistent with (and shall not supersede or negate) any campus policy, process, or procedure that regulates conduct.

Reporting Incidents of Nondiscriminatory Harassment/Bullying

Any members of the Mid community who experience or observe conduct that is believed to constitute nondiscriminatory harassment/bullying, are encouraged to promptly report the incident(s) and seek assistance from the College. The College can only take corrective action when it becomes aware of a problem.

Reports may be filed as follows:

  • By visiting the Mid Cares webpage and submitting an online report
  • By contacting the Associate Vice President of Human Resources or the Director of College Compliance & Ethics/Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator as follows:

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Lori Fassett

1375 S. Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625; Office: Harrison Campus Room 213B

2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858; Mt. Pleasant Campus Doan 104

(989) 386-6692 | lfassett1@midmich.edu

Director of College Compliance & Ethics

Martricia Farrell

Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator

1375 S. Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625;
Office: Harrison Campus Main Building, Business Office Suite, Room 205

2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858;
Office: Herbert D. Doan Center for Science & Health Technologies, Room 105

(989) 386-6622 x394 | mfarrell@midmich.edu


(updated AUGUST 2021)

 
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