Guidelines for Faculty and Staff Compliance

Faculty and staff who do not comply with the tobacco-free policy will be issued fines in compliance with Iowa Code 142D and are subject to DMACC disciplinary action. Supervisors of employees who do not comply with the tobacco-free policy shall follow progressive discipline as outlined in HR3235, beginning with a verbal warning.

Faculty and staff members who witness a student violating the tobacco-free policy should follow the Student Services guidelines for tobacco-free student compliance.

Faculty and staff members who witness employees smoking should follow the following guidelines:

  1. Provide the violator with a courteous reminder of DMACC's tobacco-free policy
  2. Contact the individual's supervisor if:
    1. You are not comfortable reminding the violator about the policy and wish to report the violation.
    2. The violator is a frequent offender.
    3. The violator is rude, discourteous, or defiant.

Employees who witness visitors or contractors smoking should provide the violator with a courteous reminder of DMACC's tobacco free policy.

Harassment or intimidation of violators or those reporting violations is not allowed and is subject to DMACC disciplinary policy.