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Employee Handbook
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Connecticut College Community!
College Policies
Employment Information
Leave Benefits
Salary and Wage Policy
College Resources and Facilities
Leaving Connecticut College
Glossary of Terms
Hourly Administrative Addendum
Salaried Administrative Addendum
Campus Safety Addendum
Dining Services Addendum
Physical Plant Addendum
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Welcome to the Connecticut College Community!
 Welcome to Connecticut College! Since its founding over 100 years ago, the College's reputation for excellence has been built by its people - including an outstanding faculty and staff. Our success continues to depend on those who work in positions of all types to forward the mission of the College. You are an important part of that effort.
 As a member of this unique community, you bear the responsibilities and share in the rewards of creating an encouraging, innovative environment for teaching and learning. We hope your work in service to students, visitors and your colleagues inspires a sense of pride and accomplishment.
 This handbook contains important information regarding your employment with Connecticut College. Please familiarize yourself with its contents. The handbook summarizes policies, describes the College's expectations for employees and outlines the programs and benefits available to you. It is not a contract, though, and should not be interpreted as such.
 We hope you find your association with Connecticut College both challenging and rewarding.
 Disclaimer of Contract
 The statements and the contents of this Handbook and of other College documents are not promises of any kind by the College and are not intended to form a contract, expressed or implied, and may not be interpreted to form a contract between the College and any employee. The College reserves the right to terminate an individual's employment with or without cause or to change wages and/or any term or condition of employment at any time and without any prior consultation or agreement with the employee.
 This handbook should not be considered all-inclusive, but rather a set of guidelines, and it can be changed by the College unilaterally at any time. Regardless of date of hire, employees are subject to any amendments, deletions and changes in the handbook. This handbook supersedes any previous handbook or written policies.
 No College representative, except the President, has the authority to enter into any employment agreement for any specified period of time or to make any agreement contrary to the above statements. No such agreement will be effective unless it is in writing and is signed by the President of the college.
 The Connecticut College handbook provides a summary of the current benefits, policies, and conditions of employment at Connecticut College for the convenience of our employees and supervisors.
 The employment relationship which exists between the College and each of its employees is employment at-will. This means that any employee is free to end his or her employment with the College at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without cause or prior notice. Likewise, the College may at any time, decide to end an individual's employment at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without cause or prior notice and at its sole discretion. This handbook sets forth certain College procedures and guidelines which the College intends to follow under normal circumstances. These procedures and guidelines may be revised or changed from time to time at the College's option with or without prior notice.
 Policy changes are within the sole discretion of the President of the College and may be made with or without notice. Other College officials or representatives do not have authority to alter the policies in this handbook, or to enter into a contract or make an oral promise inconsistent with College policies.
 You are expected to become familiar with all of the policies and regulations described herein. The handbook is available on-line, from your supervisor or from Human Resources for ready reference. The information is subject to change from time to time at the discretion of the College. The College reserves the right to modify policies, programs, and other practices. Periodically, the handbook will be updated. It is your responsibility to review updates as they are announced.
 A Glossary of Terms, containing definitions for italicized words may be found in the back of this handbook.
 Further explanation of any information contained in this handbook can be obtained from the Office of Human Resources. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
 Connecticut College History
 Connecticut College is a coeducational, privately supported, highly selective liberal arts college located in New London on the northern shore of Long Island Sound.
 The college was chartered in 1911 in direct response to a vote taken a year earlier by the Wesleyan University board of trustees to admit only men to the university. That left no private educational institution in Connecticut where women could earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
 Connecticut College for Women opened in September 1915, with a student body of 101 regular and 50 special students led by a faculty of 20. At that time the College consisted of New London Hall, site of all academic and administrative departments; two dormitories, Plant and Branford; Thames Hall, a wooden refectory building (now replaced by Becker House); and a power plant.
 By the early sixties, the student body had expanded to 1400, and twenty-four more buildings had been constructed. In 1969, men were admitted to undergraduate degree programs, thereby converting the college into a coeducational institution. Currently there are more than 1,600 students.
 A History of Connecticut College, written by Professor of English and Dean Emeritus Gertrude E. Noyes and published in 1982, presents the College history in detail. This publication is available in the College Library and the bookstore.
 View Connecticut College's Mission Statement