Zero Tolerance for Violence Policy

Questions? Contact Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Overview

UCSF is committed to maintaining a workplace free from threats and acts of intimidation and violence. The University has adopted a zero-tolerance standard for this community.

About zero tolerance

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, in conjunction with other units within the University, assists in the investigation of threats and violent acts within the workplace. This is pursuant to the University’s Violence in the Workplace policy 150-27, which states:

"UCSF is committed to maintaining a workplace free from threats and acts of intimidation and violence and has adopted a zero-tolerance standard for this campus. Therefore, any act of intimidation, violence, or threat of violence (see definitions below) should be reported immediately to an appropriate UCSF official. All reported incidents will be investigated."

Definitions

Act of violence: A physical act, whether or not it causes actual bodily harm to another person or damage to the property of another.

Intimidation: A physical or verbal act toward another person, the result of which causes that person to reasonably fear for his/her safety or the safety of others.

Threat of violence: A physical or verbal act which threatens bodily harm to another person or damage to the property of another.

Prohibitions and actions

Any act of intimidation, threat of violence, or act of violence committed against any person on UCSF-owned properties, is prohibited.

No person shall possess or have control of any firearm, deadly weapon, or prohibited knife, as legally defined, while on UCSF-owned properties, except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the UCSF Police Department.

Any UCSF faculty member, student or employee who is the subject of, or a witness to, a suspected violation of this policy should report the violation to a supervisor, manager or person in authority who is not involved in the conduct.

Any UCSF supervisor, manager, or person in authority who receives a report of a suspected violation of this policy shall document the incident, and notify an appropriate UCSF official.

Any emergency, perceived emergency, or suspected criminal conduct shall be immediately reported to the UCSF Police Department.

Sexual violence is also criminal conduct and shall be immediately reported to the UCSF Police Department.

Any UCSF faculty member, student, or employee found to be in violation of this policy may be subject to criminal prosecution as well as discipline up to and including dismissal pursuant to applicable University personnel policies or collective bargaining agreements."

Management should report any acts which violate this policy by first, contacting the UCSF Police Department at 415-476-1414 to report the incident and then calling the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 415-476-8279. We will assist you and those effected by the incident with counseling and assistance in conjunction with the University’s Threat Management Team. You may also report an incident to Labor & Employee Relations (Health, 415-514-4909; Campus, 415-476-3905) or the Office of Legal Affairs at 415-476-5003.