B3001 Employee Relationships


Policy Type: Board- Executive Limitations
Responsible: President
Related Policies: B2000, B2001, B2002, B2003
Linked Procedures: None
Related Laws: None
Related Standards: None
HLC Criterion: 1C21C2 The institution’s processes and activities demonstrate inclusive and equitable treatment of diverse populations., 1C31C3 The institution fosters a climate of respect among all students, faculty, staff and administrators from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives., 2A22A2 The institution operates with integrity in its financial, academic, human resources and auxiliary functions., 3C3C The institution has the faculty and staff needed for effective, high-quality programs and student services., 5A5A Through its administrative structures and collaborative processes, the institution’s leadership demonstrates that it is effective and enables the institution to fulfill its mission., 5B5B The institution’s resource base supports its educational offerings and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.

B3001 Employee Relationships PDF

Policy Statement

The President shall create and sustain an environment that supports the achievement of the Board’s Strategic Outcomes. As such, the President shall create a workplace environment where employees feel safe and believe they are treated in a respectful, ethical, and equitable manner.

Without limiting the scope of the above statement by the following list, the President shall not:

  1. Allow staff to be without current, enforced, written human resource policies that clarify expectations and working conditions, provide for effective handling of grievances, and protect against wrongful conditions.
    • Permit staff to be without adequate protection from harassment and bias.
    • Permit staff to be uninformed of the performance standards by which they will be assessed.
  2. Fail to take appropriate action when the President becomes aware of any violation of law, collective bargaining agreement, or any College policy.
  3. Retaliate against any staff member for non-disruptive expression of dissent.
  4. Allow staff to be unprepared to deal with emergency situations.
  5. Permit staff to be without reasonable opportunity for professional growth and development.
  6. Fail to submit a monthly Human Resource action report.
  7. Fail to submit an annual Human Resource monitoring report that addresses the policy outcomes identified.


Change Log

Date of Change Description of Change Governance Unit
03-07-22 Initial Adoption Board of Trustees
06-15-23 Minor grammatical edits; Added monitoring expectations Board of Trustees
04-18-24 Board Reviewed, No Changes Board of Trustees