Workplace Visitor Guidelines
Stony Brook University values family life and has worked to develop employment policies
and benefits that are supportive of families. While the University seeks to focus
on providing an environment open to work and family issues, it also believes that
the activities of the workplace should be aimed at accomplishing the work of the University.
Further, the University believes that the frequent or extended presence of visitors
in the workplace during work hours generally is inappropriate for several reasons:
→risk of harm to the visitor
→potential liability to the University
→decreased employee productivity
Consequently, the University does not permit the frequent or extended presence of
visitors (friends, family members including minor children), in the workplace.
The University fully recognizes that unique circumstances may arise that could necessitate
an exception, by approval only, to these guidelines. When such emergency or unique
situations arise the employee and their supervisor, in consultation with the Office
of Human Resources, shall, if possible, develop a unique emergency plan that will
temporarily resolve the situation with as little disruption as possible. In the absence
of such a plan, extended presence of visitors in the workplace is not allowed.
These guidelines do not apply to family members and friends on campus to attend classes,
cultural or sporting events or other authorized use of campus facilities.
Employees and supervisors are expected to adhere to these guidelines.
University Human Resources
firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-632-6161
Hospital Human Resources
email@example.com or 631-444-4700
LISVH Human Resources
firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-444-8617