PROPER IDENTIFICATION FOR ADMITTANCE INTO BUILDING
Upon entering the Local 32BJ building, all students are required to show their UNION CARD. If you do not have an updated UNION CARD, please complete a new card request (yellow card) with Member Services M-F 9am-6pm on the 5th floor.
Unauthorized personnel are not permitted on school property. Only registered students may attend classes. Absolutely no children or spouses are allowed in the classrooms. Students who bring children to class will be sent home and marked absent.
The 32BJ Training Fund cannot be held responsible for the loss or theft of personal property. Please do not leave personal property unattended. The Lost and Found is located with the Security department.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS
In the event of weather emergency or other hazardous conditions, students are advised to call the 32BJ Training Fund regarding the possible cancellation of classes. A notification will also be placed on our website at www.training.32bjfunds.com. Classes are only cancelled in the event NYC government offices are closed or transportation is severely affected. A recording will be placed on the main school number, listed above, in the event the school is closed due to emergency conditions.
ATTENDANCE & COMPLETION POLICY
Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. All attendance is recorded. Notifying the school or your instructor of an absence does not excuse the absence.
- To satisfactorily complete an industry/Green Buildings course, you must maintain a grade of at least 70%. Academic courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.
- To satisfactorily complete any course, you must maintain an attendance rate of 80%.
- Students with attendance rate of 70-79% can be given an “Incomplete” for the course and be assigned make-up work throughout the trimester to meet the attendance requirement. Up to two (2) absences can be made up. Ask your instructor about make-up work.
- Students with an attendance rate below 70% cannot be assigned make-up work to meet the attendance requirement for completion and will be given an “Incomplete” (academic/ESL/computer classes) or a “Fail” (Industry/Security classes).
- Exception: Students with less than 80% attendance who pass a city or state licensing exam or a Certificate of Fitness exam can be given credit for meeting the attendance requirement for a course or seminar.
- Exception: Some courses may require 100% attendance or may have a higher grade score for completion. Students in these classes will be informed of this by their instructor.
- Students who are late more than (1) hour will be marked absent.
Students are provided with textbooks/training materials at no cost when enrolled in a course. Textbooks are distributed the second week of the course. If a textbook is lost or destroyed and a replacement is needed the student must pay for the replacement.
The Training Fund has a policy of NO GIFTS – No employee of the Fund (administrator, instructor, or staff member) can accept any gift or personal payment from any Local 32BJ member, or other participant, or member’s family on behalf of the member.
Students are expected to behave in a well disciplined and courteous manner while in attendance. The following will not be tolerated under any circumstances and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination from the program:
- Cell phone/pager use during class. All cell phones must be put on vibrate while you are in class. If you receive an urgent call while you are in class you must quietly leave the class and return when your call is completed.
- Digital/Video/Audio recording of classes is strictly prohibited unless otherwise authorized by the 32BJ Training Fund.
- No eating or drinking in the classroom. Please enjoy the 4th floor pantry and 6th floor Student Lounge.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Local 32BJ facility. Students who wish to smoke may do so outside the building during the class break.
- Verbal or physical threats or physical contact with staff or other students.
- Entering the facility under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.
- Sale, possession or use of alcohol or illegal substances.
- Defacing public or personal property.
Harassment consists of unwelcomed verbal, visual or physical contact that is based on an individual’s race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. It may include, but is not limited to, actions such as use of epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, jokes, or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to sex, race, age, disability or other protected categories. Harassment may also include written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group, whether that material is sent by email, placed on walls, bulletin boards, computer screens or elsewhere on the Fund premises or circulated in the workplace.
Unwelcome conduct can constitute harassment if it:
- serves the purpose of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or
- creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment.
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It can involve conduct by a person of either gender towards a person of the same or opposite gender.
The following is only a partial list of sexually harassing conduct:
- explicit sexual propositions
- offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors
- making threats or retaliating after a negative response to sexual advances
- sexual innuendo or sexually suggestive or sexually degrading comments about a person’s body, sex life, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies
- sexually oriented jokes, derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or catcalls
- obscene language, letters notes, or invitations (including email)
- physical contact such as touching or impeding movements
- conduct such as leering, making sexual gestures or displaying or distributing sexually suggestive materials objects or pictures, cartoons or posters (including by email)
Unwelcome sexual conduct can constitute harassment if:
- it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance;
- creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment;
- submission to the conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s training; or
- submission to or rejection of the conduct by an individual is used as the basis for tangible actions taken toward him or her.
Students who violate these rules are subject to discipline, up to and including termination of their relationship with the 32BJ Training Fund.
32BJ TRAINING FUND PLEDGE OF PROFESSIONALISM
We at the Training Fund strive to create a positive and professional learning environment for all of our students. Students who feel that they have constructive criticism to offer; have been treated improperly; experienced or witnessed unprofessionalism while at the school should feel free to contact us at any time. All conversations will remain confidential.
In Person: 4th floor Administrative Office
By Mail: Director, Training Fund, 25 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org