Human Resources

Staff Policies


The purpose of these written policies and procedures is to assist each of us in achieving the satisfaction in our work that comes from knowing generally what our colleagues expect of us.

This manual is not intended nor should it be construed as creating any contractual obligations. These policies and procedures are subject to deletion or modification by Reed College at any time for any reason with or without notice.

Reed College reserves full discretionary authority to interpret and apply in its sole judgment, all college guidelines and procedures, including all those summarized in this manual, and reserves exclusive authority to determine how those guidelines and procedures apply to specific issues and circumstances.

It is our intent at Reed College to maintain a stable, competent work force that is well informed in all employment matters. We strive to provide staff members with full opportunities for growth, expression of ideas, work satisfaction, and recognition for their contributions.

The policies and procedures described in this manual supersede all other handbooks, policies or procedures previously issued by the college, as well as any express or implied representations previously made by persons employed by the college. This updated manual supersedes in total the manual originally published and distributed in 1994 and the updated manual published and distributed in 1996, 2001 and 2007.

This manual does not contain the complete terms or conditions of any of the college's current benefits plan; it is intended only to provide general explanations. In all cases, the plan document and contract will be the final determinant of the benefit provided.

These college-wide policies and procedures are necessarily general and will change as we change. Suggestions for revisions to the manual should be directed to the Human Resources Department.

A copy of this manual is to be maintained in each department of the college as a resource for staff members and as a procedural guide for supervisors and managers.

Questions about the application of a particular policy or procedure should be directed to the supervisor or to Human Resources.

last revised: 3/23/2015

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