Employee handbook

On behalf of the employees of Gettysburg College we are pleased to welcome you to our organization. You have the opportunity, through your dedication, enthusiasm, and abilities, to help Gettysburg College grow further in reputation both nationally and locally.

This handbook will enable you to have a more thorough understanding of the College, its employee benefits, and guidelines. Of course, no handbook can provide for all circumstances. Accordingly, the Human Resources Office welcomes your ideas and suggestions on how the information in this handbook might be revised or updated to address changes in the work place. Likewise, the Human Resources Office will answer any questions you may have regarding the College's policies, practices and procedures.

Again, we welcome you into our growing organization and challenge you to become an active and enthusiastic member of the College. We hope you will find your employment with Gettysburg College both exciting and rewarding.

1. Introduction
Mission Statement; Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion; HR Mission Statement; Purpose of Handbook; Employment-At-Will; Terms of Appointment

2. Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Declaration; Disability Statement; Disability Accommodation Requests, Inquires, and Complaints

3. Employment
Classification of Support Staff Employees; Classification of Administrative Employees; Policy Prohibiting Improper Pay Deductions for Salaried Exempt Employees; Employment Eligibility; Chosen Name Policy; Identification Card; Probationary Period

4. Hours of Work
Office Hours; Administrative Employee Hours; Remote and Hybrid Work Policy; Emergencies; Inclement Weather Policy

5. Compensation
Payroll Information; Wage Deductions; Salary Reviews; Policy Governing Salary Arrangements for Administrators with Faculty Tenure; Performance Appraisal Process

6. Leave Benefits
Paid Holidays; Vacation Calculations for Full-Time and Part-Time Support Staff; Vacation for Administrators; Sick Leave for Support Staff; Short-term Disability for Support Staff; Short-term Disability/Sick Leave for Administrators; Leave of Absence Related to the Birth or Adoption of Child(ren); Bereavement Leave; Jury Duty Leave; Family and Medical Leave of Absence; Military Leave

7. Insurance Coverages
Health Insurance; Retirement Plan; Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions, Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance; Long-Term Disability Insurance; COBRA Benefits; Domestic Partnership; Workers' Compensation Insurance

8. Educational Benefits
Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children; Global Study; Tuition Remission; Tuition Grant; Gettysburg College Guest Students; Tuition Exchange for Qualified Dependent Children; Educational Opportunities at Gettysburg College for Employees and their Spouses/Partners; Tuition Aid for Support Staff Outside of Gettysburg College; Administrative Educational Support Policy; Support Staff Development Grant; Research/Study Leave for Administrators;

9. Other Benefits
Employee Assistance Program; Computer Purchasing Program; College Store; Dining Dollars; Optional Benefits

10. Employee Standards of Conduct General Standards of Conduct; Discriminatory Harassment and Discrimination-Free Workplace; Sexual Harassment; Other Forms of Discriminatory Harassment and Discrimination; Policy Definitions; Reporting of Prohibited Conduct, Discriminatory Harassment and Discrimination; Investigation of Reports; Appeal Procedure; On and Off-campus Sexual Misconduct Resources; Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships; Ethics and Integrity Internal Reporting Process; Confidentiality and Related Issues Regarding Students Records, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA); Religious Observance Policy; Intellectual Property Policy; Policy on Partisan Political Activity; Abusive Language; Alcohol Policy; Campus Smoking Policy; Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Campus

11. Safety and Security
Safety; Risk Management; Fire Prevention; First Aid; Housekeeping; Use of College Equipment; Borrowing Privileges of College-Owned & Rented Motor Vehicles; Security

12. Records Management
Employee Records; Review of Personnel Records; Confidentiality of Information

13. Miscellaneous Information
Acceptance of Gifts and Favors by Employees; Animals on Campus and in Buildings; Bulletin Boards; Campus Communications; Children at the Workplace; Computer Network Use Policy; Unauthorized Recording Policy; Authorized Fund Raising; Outside Employment; Parking; Personal Appearance; Casual Dress; Solicitation & Distribution

14. Termination of Employment
Resignation of Employment; Layoff; Retirement

15. Conclusion
Any Questions?; Contents of This Handbook; Ideas, Suggestions, Problem Solving