Purpose of the Policy Manual

Last Updated 2/07
Applies to Administrators, Faculty, Staff

This policy manual is designed to provide accurate and timely information on University policies relating to employees and their relationship with the University. Information is presented in the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Employment
  • Employee Relations
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • General Information
  • Institutional Policies

The manual is intended to provide policies and procedures with links to more detailed information and guidance on the application of University policies, practices, and procedures located on the Human Resources and other applicable University web sites. Additional University policies pertaining to faculty and student employees may be found in the Faculty Handbook and in the student handbook, duLac.

Administrators, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the information contained on the Human Resources web site as guidance for the consistent application of University policies. Department heads should provide direction to their supervisors and staff to ensure consistent application within each department.

This manual contains a set of basic performance expectations for administrators and staff. Departments can create unit-specific expectations based on operational needs and these should be communicated to employees. All employees are expected to perform at a high level consistent with their job responsibilities, represent the University in a manner consistent with our Catholic identity, and treat others with dignity and respect.

The policies and benefit plans referred to in this policy manual are intended to be ongoing, however, the University reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate these plans at any time. If there are any discrepancies between the information contained in this policy manual and the legal plan documents, which describe the plans in detail, the plan documents will prevail. Changes in benefit plans and/or policies will be communicated through publications such as ND Works, written or e-mail correspondence to employees, and through updates to the Human Resources Policy Manual on the Human Resources web site.

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