Staff Workplace Policies

Effective Date: November 15, 2017
Revision Date: May 22, 2019

Policy Sections


These policies of the University govern aspects of employment for managers and professional staff.  These policies also govern aspects of employment for administrative staff not covered by union contracts.  This edition supersedes all previous manuals and revisions.

Policy Statement

The University reserves the right to modify any of these policies at any time and to amend the terms of any staff member benefit described herein, in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan document. Specific questions should be directed to the Employee Service Center. Additional questions about department-specific practices not covered in these policies should be directed to a supervisor or business office.


These policies are meant to be a resource for each department or unit of the University where managers and professional staff are employed.

Administration of Policy

The Vice President for Human Resources & Administration has overall responsibility for implementation and administration of these policies. On a day-to-day basis, however, it is the responsibility of each staff member covered by these policies to administer and follow all policies in a manner consistent with the provisions of these policies.

Changes in Policy

Changes in policy must be authorized by the Vice President for Human Resources & Administration, or by his or her designee.

The University reserves the right to change policies and practices regarding pay, benefits, or other conditions of employment outlined in these policies with or without prior notice. Changes and updates will be made electronically and communicated accordingly.

These policies are not intended to be a contract of employment.

Reason for the Policy

It is intended that these policies be used for the following purposes:

  • to provide uniform reference for administering the human resources functions of the University as they affect managerial and professional staff;
  • to promote a uniform understanding and application of University policies;
  • to identify areas of responsibility for administering and monitoring human resources policy; and
  • to provide a reference tool for use in orientation sessions of new staff and incumbents.