Policies & Planning
Once you report aboard the ship, you are encouraged to become familiar with the policies contained in the Institution's Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual (3P's) and ISM Manual. Copies are located in the library and Master's cabin of each ship, as well as in the Port Office.
The Institution is a Zero Tolerance employer and is subject to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. As a condition of employment or continued affiliation with the Institution, every employee must abide by the terms of this policy. The possession or use of any controlled substance will not be tolerated. No alcoholic beverages of any type will be permitted on Institution vessels.
Crewmembers are required to comply with U.S. Laws and regulations relating to items from foreign countries and customs duties. The Master will advise crews of any limits on the amount of materials that may be placed into bonded stores.
The close environment aboard ship requires that you have special consideration of your shipmates, including the scientific staff. The privacy of your shipmates must be given serious consideration at ALL times. Actions that adversely affect the harmony of the vessel such as harassment of any kind, including sexual, will not be tolerated.