Human Resources Policies

Benefits Policies

Adoption Leave for Staff Policy on benefits provided for adoption of dependent children
Dental Insurance Policy on dental plan offered as part of the Flexible Benefits Program
Domestic Partner Benefits Policy Policy on benefits offered to domestic partners of Lehigh employees
Employment Service Dates Policy on the calculation of prior Lehigh service for benefits eligible employees
Family and Medical Leave Act: Faculty Policy on benefits available for faculty members related to a family medical leave
Family and Medical Leave Act: Staff Policy on benefits available for staff members related to a family medical leave
Flexible Spending Accounts Policy on flexible spending accounts offered as part of the Flexible Benefits Program
Funeral/Bereavement Policy on leave available due to the death of family members
Holidays

Policy on holidays for Lehigh University employees

Jury Duty Policy on leave available to participate in jury duty
Leave of Absence Policy on leave available for an extended leave of absence
Life Insurance Policy on life insurance plan offered as part of the Flexible Benefits Program
Long Term Disability Insurance Policy on LTD plan offered as part of the Flexible Benefits Program
LVAIC Tuition Exchange Program Policy on tuition benefits available at the LVAIC schools for employees and spouses/partners
Medical Insurance Policy on medical plans offered as part of the Flexible Benefits Program
Military Leave Policy on leave available for military service
Replacing Staff on Leave Policy to replace staff members currently on leave
Retirement Plan Policy on Lehigh's retirement program
Salary Continuation Plan for Exempt Staff Policy on salary continuation benefits for exempt staff
Salary Continuation Plan for Faculty Policy on salary continuation benefits for faculty
Salary Continuation Plan for Nonexempt Staff Policy on salary continuation benefits for nonexempt staff
Short Term Disability Plan Policy on short term disability benefits for staff
Short Term Disability Plan for Maternity Leave Policy on short term disability benefits for staff who are out on maternity leave
Sick Leave/Excused Absence: Exempt Staff Policy on sick leave benefits for exempt staff
Sick Leave/Excused Absence: Nonexempt Staff Policy on sick leave benefits for nonexempt staff
Tuition Cash Grant Program Policy on tuition benefits for faculty and exempt staff member dependents at other colleges and universities
Vacation Policy on vacation benefits for staff
Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan Policy on VRSP benefits available to employees
Workers Compensation Policy on workers compensation benefits administered by Risk Management
Employment Policies
Background Checks Policy on performing background checks on potential employees
Categories of Employment Policy on different employment types at Lehigh University
Employment and Placement of Relatives Policy on hiring relatives into positions at Lehigh University
Employment of Minors Policy on hiring minors at Lehigh University
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Non-Discrimination Policy The University's policy on equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination
Exempt Employment Policy on hiring exempt staff members
Form I-9 Policy on completion of Form I-9s
Identification Cards Policy on eligible employees receiving Lehigh University ID cards
Nonexempt Employment Policy on hiring nonexempt staff members
Posting of Job Vacancy Policy on advertising vacancies and when a department is exempt from internal posting of positions
Provisional Period of Employment Policy on provisional periods for new employees and for current employees transferring to other positions
Reference Checks Policy on checking references on potential employees
Use of External Search and Placement Firms Policy on when it is appropriate to use external search firms to fill vacant positions
Using Temporary Agencies Policy on hiring temporary, wage employees through contracted temporary employment agencies
Employee Relations Policies
Code of Workplace Expectations A list of general workplace expectations for all employees
Conflict of Interest The University's policy of conflicts of interest
Conflict Resolution Policy on resolving conflicts appropriately in the workplace
Disability Accommodation Policy Policy on ensuring equality of access for individuals with disabilities
Employee Assistance Program Policy on Lehigh's EAP
Employee Death Announcement Protocol Protocol for Announcing the Deaths of Currently Employed Faculty and Staff
Employee Inspection of Personnel Files Policy on access to employee personnel files
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Non-Discrimination Policy The University's policy on equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination
Flextime Policy on the use of flexible work schedules
Harassment Policy The University's policy on harassment
Leaving Lehigh: Involuntary Discharge Policy Policy on involuntary terminations from Lehigh
Leaving Lehigh: Policy and Practice Policy and practices for leaving Lehigh
Leaving Lehigh: Quit Without Notice Policy on quitting without notice from Lehigh
Leaving Lehigh: Resignation Policy on resigning from employment at Lehigh
Problem Solving Policy and Procedure for Staff Members Policy on the informal and formal stages of solving employee problems
Problem Solving Committee Final step in formal problem solving process for staff members
Professional Consulting Policy outlining professional consulting activities
Safety Policy Information on the University's safety policies
Standards of Performance and Conduct Policy on Lehigh University standards of performance and conduct
Volunteer Activities During Work Hours Policy on how to handle volunteering for activities during regular scheduled work hours
Work Force Reductions and Job Elimination Policy Policy on elimination of positions or reduction in the current work force at Lehigh
Workplace Violence Prevention Program Policy on creating a work environment of respect and safety free from intimidation, threats, and acts of violence
Staff Compensation Policies
Absence Due to Adverse Weather What to do when the University closes
Bonus for Temporary Assignments Policy for supervisors requesting temporary bonus pay for staff members
Compensation for Call-Outs for Nonexempt Staff Nonexempt staff call-out policy for emergencies
Developmental Pay for Staff Members Policy and procedures on the different kinds of developmental pay for classified staff members
Extra Duty Lehigh's policy for nonexempt staff working in other departments at Lehigh University
Fair Labor Standards Act Basic provisions of the FLSA
Hiring Salaries for New Staff Members Determining hiring salaries for exempt and nonexempt classified staff members
Holidays

Policy on holidays for Lehigh University employees

Holiday Overtime Rate for Police Working Outside Events Policy on calculating holiday pay for police working other events
Holiday Pay for University Police and Powerhouse Personnel Lehigh's policy on calculating holiday pay for essential staff
Merit Compensation Policy Information on the merit compensation policy and process and Cash Merit Payments
Minimum Wage State and federal minimum wage guidelines
On-Call Pay On-call pay policy for specific nonexempt staff members
On-Campus Professional Consulting Lehigh's policy on providing consulting services to a Lehigh University department
Overtime FLSA overtime regulations and calculations
Salary Adjustment Policy Policy on providing salary adjustments to exempt and nonexempt staff members.
Shift Differential Policy on payment for nonexempt staff members working a 2nd or 3rd shift
Staff Compensation Policy Policy statement of commitment, goals, and administrative accountability for the compensation program for classified exempt and nonexempt staff members
Staff Travel FLSA policy on how to pay nonexempt staff members when traveling on university business
Time Recordkeeping Lehigh's policy on recordkeeping procedures for nonexempt staff members
Wage/Temporary Employment Lehigh's policy for hiring wage (hourly) employees
Workplace Learning and Performance Policies
External Training - BEST Program Policy on professional development opportunities through the BEST Program
Training and Professional Development Lehigh's policy on providing training and professional opportunities for staff members
Performance Management Policy statement on the performance management program

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