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3.17 Terminating Employment
Staff employees terminate employment with the College for a variety of reasons. It is customary for any employee voluntarily leaving the employ of the College to provide a written two-week notice as a courtesy to the home department. You will be paid for any accumulated vacation days up to one year's accumulation. You are not entitled to be paid for unused medical leave and any medical leave remaining at termination is lost. Accumulated vacation or medical leave is not paid out to temporary employees or employees on "soft money".
The termination process includes a voluntary exit interview (a confidential interview with a member of the Employment Services Department), consulting with the Employment Services Department about your benefits, and your return of College I.D. card, keys, library books, personal computers and affiliated equipment and software, audio visual equipment and any other College property.
Since all employees are entrusted with College property (generally, at a minimum, a College I.D. card and college keys, in addition to other items listed in the previous paragraph), proper procedures for returning the property must be followed before a final payroll check is issued. For this reason, the final paycheck is not disbursed via direct deposit, but in traditional documentary check form. If the employee was, during employment, entrusted with the collection, disbursement or handling of money or property, and a final accounting cannot be made at the day of termination, the College will have ten calendar days starting with the day following termination to audit and adjust the accounts of the employee before the employee's final wages are paid. If after such audit it is found that any money or property entrusted to the employee by the College has not been properly accounted for or paid over to the College, an appropriate adjustment/deduction will be made to the final paycheck.
If an employee believes that he/she has been terminated unfairly, he/she should contact the Employment Services Department.
For information regarding continuation of health and life insurance coverage, refer to section 11.6.
For information on vacation payout at time of termination, refer to Section 11.10.1.
Revised effective 12/08/05.