Office Rules


By utilizing services provided by OutReach, Inc., you agree to adhere to our policies:

► First and foremost, OutReach, Inc is a safe, inclusive space. Any individual acting in a disrespectful, violent, harmful, etc manner will be asked to leave the premises. A warning will be given and any failure to comply with this policy may ban a person from OutReach.

► OutReach, Inc. strictly prohibits the use, possession, sale, conveyance, distribution, or manufacture of illegal drugs, intoxicants, controlled substances, and/or drug paraphernalia in any amount or in any manner in the workplace. Prescription or over-the-counter drugs, if abused or used without proper medical direction, are strictly prohibited. Impaired performance due to substance abuse is a violation of agency policy and is prohibited.

► OutReach, Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items (bags, clothing, etc) are not to be left unattended in the agency under any circumstance.

► Agency space is for individual & group usage related to our services. It is not to be used for loitering (aimless lingering) or solicitation of any sort.

► OutReach, Inc. staff & volunteers are not to supervise children in the agency. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian while here.

► In terms of public usage, the conference room is for organized group activity & staff authorized individual meetings only during office hours. It is not to be used for private video showings, sleeping, or baggage/coat storage.

► In terms of public usage, the library space is for activities related to our services—book/periodical reading, internet access/resource review, and organized individual and or group meetings. The space is not to be used for sleeping, baggage/coat storage, lewd behavior, or solicitation of any kind.

► In terms of the general public, phone usage should be restricted to staff-authorized calls only, limited to one call a day, if it is not related to our resource mission of information/referral. Volunteers should consult with staff when in doubt as to appropriate usage.

► In terms of the general public, use of fax/copy machine should be routed through staff.

► In terms of public usage, internet access is to be limited to two hours at a time and not used for visibly lewd or pornographic viewing/purposes. Violators will be given one warning and/or have computer use privileges permanently withdrawn.

►In terms of public usage—and applicable to all staff and volunteers—all verbal communications and/or volume of computers should be conducted/set in a reasonable tone and loudness so as to be respectful of the working environment.

► In terms of public usage, restrooms are available. Volunteers should be mindful of their usage by clients/visitors of the agency and reports any misuse (prolonged absence of the key from the front desk) to staff to deal with accordingly.

► OutReach, Inc. does not and will not tolerate solicitation for sex, money, drugs, etc of any kind. Respect of OutReach, Inc. personnel, clients, property, and agency rules/policies will be maintained at all times.

►All kitchen appliances (refrigerator, pizza oven, coffee pot, etc.) are for staff and volunteer use only. Please ask a staff/volunteer if use of the appliances is needed. Clients will be asked to clean up the area and item after use; staff/volunteers are not responsible.

Violation of any of the above policies will result in a warning.

Repeated violations may ban an individual from OutReach, Inc. and its services.