Reinhardt University SACSCOC Compliance Certification

3.2.9 Personnel Appointment

The institution publishes policies regarding appointment, employment, and evaluation of all personnel. (Personnel appointment)

Judgment check box Compliance

 

Narrative

The Office of Human Resources publishes the Employee Handbook. This document articulates state and university policies related to personnel, including employment practices and recruitment, classification of positions, attendance and leave regulations, hiring and compensation, training and development, benefits, and evaluation. [1] The Employee Handbook is also discussed with new employees during the benefits orientation and is available to faculty and staff via the institution’s intranet. [2]  New employees have to sign on the last page of the handbook indicating that they agree to read the entire Employee Handbook posted on Eagle Web, and to abide by the policies and procedures it describes.

While the Employee Handbook describes policies for appointment, employment, and evaluation that affect all faculty and staff, the Faculty Handbook describes internal governance polices that apply to faculty only. In particular, Section V of the Faculty Handbook addresses policies related to Human Resources, including appointment, employment, and evaluation. [3]

The Office of the Provost is responsible for the administration of faculty personnel activities. All faculty appointments are processed through this office. The Faculty Senate publishes and maintains the Faculty Handbook that provides faculty members with information about academic policies including, but not limited to, faculty development and sabbaticals, faculty appointments and procedures, outside employment/dual compensation, promotion, faculty assignments, faculty evaluations, and political activities. This handbook has recently been revised and updated, and a new version is available on the University’s Intranet. [2]

The Human Resource Office also maintains policies regarding the University’s job advertising, recruitment, and employment policies; provides screening procedures and interviewing guidelines; and provides the affirmative action guidelines and the guidelines for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. See examples of HR forms including Position Request Form [4], Position Advertising Form [5] and performance evaluation form. [6]  These forms and posted on the University’s Intranet. [7]

 

Supporting Documents

[1] Employee Handbook

[2] Screenshot of Handbooks posted in EagleWeb

[3] 2016-17 Faculty Handbook, Section V

[4] Position Request Form

[5] Position Advertising Form

[6] Performance Evaluation Form

[7] Screenshot of HR Forms and Documents posted in EagleWeb