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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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Glossary of Terms
 Academic Year - A work schedule based on nine months (40 weeks) or ten months (42 weeks). The schedule generally starts one week before the opening of school and finishes on or one week following commencement, based on the needs of the department.
 Adjustment Period - Non-exempt staff are subject to a 90-day adjustment period. Exempt staff are subject to a 180-day adjustment period. At the end of the adjustment period, an Adjustment Period Evaluation will be held to extend or close the adjustment period or terminate employment if it is not a successful match.
 Annual Basic Earnings - Annual income based on the standard work schedule, including shift differential. Annual basic earnings are used to compute benefits, such as insurance, retirement annuity contributions, etc.
 Benefits Eligible - An employee who works a minimum of 1000 hours per year in a benefits eligible position. On-call or temporary positions are not benefits eligible.
 College-age Dependent Child - Dependent, unmarried children between the ages of 19 and 23. To be eligible for health insurance, s/he must be a full-time student at an accredited institution.
 Continuous Service - The length of unbroken service since the last date of employment with the College.
 Dependent Child -
  1. The dependent, unmarried child of the employee or his/her spouse, including newborn child, step-child, child legally placed for adoption, and a legally adopted child up to the age of 19.
  2. The dependent, unmarried child, for whom the employee or his/her spouse has been appointed by court order as legal guardian, and who lives with the employee, up to age 19.
  3. The dependent, unmarried child age 19 or over of the employee or his/her spouse, who is incapable of self-support because of mental or physical handicap as certified by the child's physician (M.D.) on a form provided by the College health insurance carrier.
  4. College-age dependent child (see above definition).
 Exempt Staff - Managerial, professional, and executive positions are classified as exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, based on the nature of their duties and responsibilities. Salary is paid monthly with no additional compensation for hours worked beyond the normal 37.5 hours.
 Fiscal Year - Extends from July 1 through June 30.
 Full-time Employees - The standard work week for hourly employees is 40 hours per week; administrative staff work a standard 37.5 hours per week.
 Hourly Employees - Non-administrative skilled crafts, maintenance and service staff rate and receive time and one-half for all hours in excess of eight hours in one day or 40 hours in a work week. They are paid weekly.
 Non-exempt Staff - Administrative support staff, technical, para-professional and service positions are classified as non-exempt due to the nature of their duties and responsibilities.
 For hours in excess of a regular work schedule, administrative support, technical, and paraprofessional staff are entitled regular pay up to 40 hours in a work week or time and one-half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours.
 On-Call Employees - work as needed on an irregular basis. They are not eligible for paid time off or College benefits.
 Pro-rated - Time paid and benefits are calculated in proportion to the number of hours worked weekly for less than a full time position.
 Part-time Employees - are regularly scheduled to work less than 37.5 hours per week. They are eligible for pro-rated benefits as stated in the handbook if they work a minimum of 1000 hours per year. Employees who work less than 1000 hours per year are not eligible for College benefits or paid time off, vacation, sick and holiday pay.
 Temporary Employees - Temporary employees work a fixed schedule for a specified period of time, normally for a period of less than one year. They are not eligible for paid time off or College benefits.