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Baytown, TX 77520
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Employee Handbook

It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, religion, national origin or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selection, training, promotion, demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.

THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK is intended to support policy statements of the Board of Regents, and in any instance where it is determined that the HANDBOOK is not compatible with the LEE COLLEGE BOARD POLICY MANUAL, board policy shall prevail.

This handbook will change during the year as the college community suggests changes in policies and procedures. Questions about these changes should be directed to the Human Resources Office.

January 2005

I. LEE COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT, VISION, PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND GOALS

    1. Lee College Mission Statement
    2. Lee College Vision Statement
    3. Lee College Statement of Philosophy
    4. Statement of Ethics
    5. Code of Ethics for College Employees
    6. Lee College Goals
    7. Accreditation

II. LEE COLLEGE BOARD OF REGENTS

III. ORGANIZATION OF THE COLLEGE

IV. COLLEGE PRESIDENT

    1. Role
    2. Function

V. ADVISORY GROUPS TO THE PRESIDENT

    1. President’s Council
    2. Student Advisory Council
    3. Mid-Management Leadership Team

VI. COLLEGE COMMITTEES

    1. Board Special
    2. Institutional Advisory (in addition to the advisory committees in curricular areas)
    3. Non-Academic Program Committees
    4. Academic Program Committees

VII. PLANNING PROCESS

    1. The College’s Long-Range Vision
    2. Unit Plans
    3. Planning Committee

VIII. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

IX. FACULTY WORKLOAD AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Workload
    2. Responsibilities of Teaching Faculty

X. ASSIGNMENTS AND WORK SCHEDULES

  1. Professional Personnel
  2. Faculty
  3. Classified Personnel
  4. Payroll Check Distribution

XI. FACULTY ASSEMBLY

XII. STAFF ASSEMBLY

XIII. ADMINISTRATORS ASSEMBLY

XIV. STUDENT CONGRESS

XV. EXAMINATION AND INQUIRIES OF EMPLOYEES

XVI. EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

    1. Faculty
    2. Administrative/Administrative Support
    3. Classified

XVII. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND PAY SCHEDULES

    1. Leaves
    2. Vacations
    3. Holidays
    4. Retirement
    5. Educational Benefits/Educational Assistance
    6. Salary and Salary Increases
    7. Substitute Instructor Pay Policy:
    8. Direct Deposit
    9. Overtime and Compensatory Time Off

XVIII. EMPLOYEE EVALUATION

    1. Evaluation and Review of Contract Employees
    2. Evaluation of the President/Deans
    3. Classified

XIX. EMPLOYEE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

    1. Definition
    2. Other Review Processes
    3. Consolidation
    4. “Whistleblower Complaints”
    5. Freedom from Reprisals
    6. Representation
    7. General Provisions
    8. Time Limits
    9. Informal Presentation Hearing
    10. Hearing
    11. Levels
    12. Closed Meeting

XX. STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

    1. Instructional Issues
    2. Non-Instructional Issues

XXI. EMPLOYEE HIRING PROCEDURES

XXII. REDUCTION IN FORCE PROCEDURES

    1. Definitions
    2. General Grounds for Dismissal
    3. Employment Areas
    4. Criteria for Decisions
    5. Board Action
    6. Appeals
    7. Rights of Employees Subject to RIF
    8. Reemployment

XXIII. EMPLOYEE TERMINATION PROCEDURES

    1. Faculty (On contracts only)
    2. Letters of Appointment
    3. Administrative/Administrative Support
    4. Classified
    5. Burden of Proof
    6. Non-renewal
    7. COBRA

XXIV. TRAVEL POLICY

XXV. SPECIAL CONCERNS

A. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY, ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
B. ACADEMIC REGALIA
C. BOARD POLICY
D. BUDGET
E. CASH RECEIPTS
F. COLLEGE FACILITIES
G. COLLEGE PROPERTY
H. COLLEGE VEHICLES
I. COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
J. COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, PAYROLL, ETC.
K. CONFLICT OF INTEREST
L. COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
M. DRUG FREE WORK PLACE POLICY
N. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS
O. EMERGENCY CLOSURES
P. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Q. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
R. ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYEES
S. EXPUNGING PERSONNEL FILES, RIGHT TO REVIEW MATERIAL
T. FACULTY CREDENTIALS
U. FACULTY OFFICES
V. FIELD TRIP PROCEDURES
W. IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986
X. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
Y. KEYS/SECURITY OF TEACHING SPACE
Z. LIBRARY PRIVILEGES AND CIRCULATION
AA. MAIL
BB. MEDIA SERVICES
CC. NAMING OF BUILDINGS
DD. NEPOTISM
EE. OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
FF. PART-TIME FACULTY
GG. PAYROLL AND WORK SCHEDULES
HH. PRACTICUM
II. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
JJ. PURCHASING PROCEDURES
KK. SECRETARIAL SERVICES
LL. SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
MM. SMOKING IN DESIGNATED AREAS
NN. SOCIAL SECURITY
OO. STAFF DEVELOPMENT LEAVE
PP. TEXTBOOKS
QQ. SABBATICAL
RR. WORKER’S COMPENSATION
SS. DIVISION CHAIR ELECTION PROCESS

Appendix

    1. Organizational Chart
    2. Constitution of the Lee College Administrators Assembly
    3. Constitution of Lee College Faculty Assembly
    4. Constitution of the Lee College Staff Assembly
    5. Student Bylaws
    6. Campus Map
    7. Faculty Workload Policy
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