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Hourly Employee Handbook

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Letter to Employees
Section 1: General Policy Statement
Section 2: Conditions of Employment
  A. College Policies
    1. Rules of Conduct
    2. Hope College Drug-Free Workplace Policy
    3. No Smoking Policy
    4. Safety
    5. Harassment
    6. Immigration Rules for Employment
    7. Comprehensive Plan
    8. Campus Technology
    9. Whistleblower Policy
    10. Animal/Pet Policy
    11. Distracted Driver Policy
    12. Key Policy
  B. Staff Policies
    1. Staff Hiring Policy and Procedures
    2. Changes in Employment
    3. Good Employee/Vendor Practices
    4. Employee Identification Card Policy
    5. Working Hours
    6. Absenteeism and Tardiness
    7. Breaks/Chapel/Exercise
    8. Part-Time Benefit Eligible Employees
    9. Change of Status
    10. Work Outside the College
    11. Performance Evaluations
    12. Resignation
    13. Layoff
    14. Dispute Resolution Procedures
    15. Involuntary Termination
    16. Exit Interview
    17. Breaks in Service
Section 3: Compensation and Benefits
  A. Compensation
    1. Payroll Period
    2. Payroll Information
    3. Recording Time
    3. Payroll Calculation/Overtime
    4. INVEST Retirement Program
    5. Flexible Benefit Plan
  B. Insurance Benefits
    1. Health Insurance
    2. Term Life Insurance
    3. Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
    4. Long Term Disability Insurance
    5. Worker's Compensation
  C. Leave Policies
    1. Personal Leave
    2. Sick Leave
    3. Short Term Disability
    4. Vacation Policy
    5. Holiday Policy
    6. College Shut-Down
    7. Funeral Leave
    8. Military Leave
    9. Jury Duty
    10. Family Medical Leave Act of 1993
    11. Other Unpaid Leave
  D. Miscellaneous Benefits
    1. Computer Purchase Program
    2. Employee Assistance Program
    3. Dow Center/DeWitt Tennis Center/DeVos Fieldhouse Use
    4. Adoption Benefit
    5. Service Award Program
    6. Tuition Waiver Policy
    7. Travel/Corporate Credit Card Policy
    7. Hope College "Walk to Work" Program
  E. Institutional Services
    1. The Library
    2. The Bookstore
    3. Mail Service
    4. College Vehicles
    5. Parking and Traffic Control