Whoever (whomever?) wrote it, said "....can be accused of gross misconduct."
is apparently a dufus.
You can be accused of anything anytime. Be forewarned.
If enough people question their interpretation they will back off and refer to the rules as written.
I have done this several times with superiors that wanted to slip in their own rules by way of interpretation.
"I am old, sick, and tired of living. If you feel the need to mess with me, go right ahead." My Uncle, with his hand on his pistol, talking to a troublemaker. 2-13-1935 -- 2-1-2013