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1.3 Policy Regarding Employment Relationships

Personnel Whose Appointment is "At the Pleasure" of the President or His/Her Designee

This General Statement of Policy applies to all "at the pleasure" employees.

By joining or continuing employment with the University, each employee agrees to follow the official University policies which may be in force at any given time. The University reserves the same right enjoyed by each of its employees to end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason with or without cause or prior notice. The University disclaims the creation of any implied or express guarantee of employment, and no employee of the University is authorized orally to guarantee employment for any given length of time or to cause the University to assume any greater employment obligation than provided in this policy.

Personnel Whose Appointment is Not "At the Pleasure"

This General Statement of Policy applies to all employees who have completed their initial probationary period other than personnel whose employment is at the pleasure of the President or his/her designee.

By joining or continuing employment with the University, each employee agrees to follow the official University policies which may be in force at any given time. In return, the University agrees to continue the employment of employees covered by this section for as long as they perform their jobs and conduct themselves in accordance with University policies and to the satisfaction of the University. The University reserves the sole discretion to adjust or reduce its workforce in the event that there should be insufficient work or when economic, organizational, programmatic or other business considerations warrant that employees be transferred, laid off or released from employment.

In order to ensure that decisions affecting the employment status of University employees covered by this section are made consistent with University policies, the University has instituted the Appeal Procedure which is contained in section 1.19 of this Manual.