The Dallas Park and Recreation (PKR) Department may not discharge an individual, fail or refuse an individual, or otherwise discriminate against an individual because of the individual’s race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, political opinions, or affiliations.
Volunteers may be utilized in many programs and activities of the Department and serve at appropriate levels of skill as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator. Every volunteer is expected to consistently maintain satisfactory performance standards. Performance deficiencies should first be addressed by the mutually cooperative efforts of the supervisor and the volunteer. If performance standards are not met, the volunteer is subject to reassignment of duties or possible discharge.
The following types of conduct are unacceptable and may be cause for reassignment of duties or possible discharge depending upon the facts and circumstances of each case. In some cases, staff may have to ask the volunteer to leave the premises or call 911. The examples given are typical but not all-inclusive:
- Inability or unwillingness to perform assigned work
- Failure to show up for volunteer scheduled times
- Arguing over assignments or instructions
- Inattention, inefficiency, loafing, sleeping, carelessness, or negligence
- Taking excessive time for eating or break periods
- Excessive use of personal cell phones or other devices while on duty
- Interference with the work of others
- Discourteous or irresponsible treatment of the public or employees
- Deliberate damage to or destruction of city equipment or property
- Unauthorized alteration, removal, destruction, or disclosure of city records
- Failure to follow city or departmental safety rules and regulation
- Smoking in a prohibited area
- Endangering of one’s own safety or that of others
- Cheating, forging, or willful falsification of official city reports or record
- Theft, regardless of item value
- Possessing, ingesting, inhaling, or injecting a drugs or alcohol during working hours; or on city property
- Deliberate causing of physical injury to an employee or citizen
- Profane, abusive, threatening, or loud and boisterous language
- Sexual harassment
- Possession of a weapon capable of causing serious bodily injury
- Failure to maintain dress, grooming, and personal hygiene standards appropriate to the work environment.