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1.1 About the Employee Handbook

The Employment Services Department in conjunction with the Provost’s Office has published the Employee Handbook on the College’s intranet. Utilizing the College’s technology platform in this manner supports our sustainability goals. Employees can view, and if necessary, print pages and forms from the on-line Employee Handbook.

The Employee Handbook covers both Faculty and Staff Employees. In some cases, formal Employee Handbook policy may also apply to Students. Bargaining unit employees are governed by the terms of the collective bargaining agreements in force between the College and the bargaining units. Areas not covered under the collective bargaining agreements will fall into the purview of College policy. Additionally, in instances where policy in this Handbook or the Handbooks of the Faculty or Students are in conflict with Federal or State law, the direction provided by such laws will take precedence.

In accordance with Title IX, the Macalester “Sexual Misconduct Policy ” (Section 12.1.4) will be identified and affirmatively acknowledged by all new employees during the on-boarding process for employment at Macalester. The information in this policy, as well as other policies governed by Federal or State law, will have universal application for all Macalester employees and students as appropriate.

The sections devoted to Faculty employees will be maintained by the Provost’s Office. If you have any questions regarding this section please contact (651) 696-6160. All other sections are being maintained by the Employment Services Department. If you have any questions regarding all other sections contact the Employment Services Department at (651) 696-6160.

Employees are responsible for accessing the remainder of the Employee Handbook at the web site. Although the information is being maintained electronically, all employees are still responsible for complying with the policies and rules applicable to them. Any employee who does not have a computer work station with intranet access is invited to use computers available at the College Library, or by appointment at the Employment Services Department in 77 Macalester during normal working hours. Faculty may obtain copies of relevant sections by contacting the Provost’s Office.

The Employee Handbook is intended to provide a general overview of the College’s personnel policies and does not necessarily represent all such policies or practices in force at any particular time, although the Employment Services Department and the Provost’s Office try to make it as complete and current a reference as possible. If you have any feedback regarding the Employee Handbook, please contact the Employment Services Department at (651)-696-6280 or the Provost’s Office at (651) 696-6160.

Updated September 2022