A4100.15 Employment Contracts

Operating Standard

Type: Administrative
Related Policies: A4100
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Unless otherwise decided by the Board of Trustees, the President, CFO, and Vice Presidents of the College shall be employed pursuant to a written employment contract.   All other employees that are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement shall receive written notice of employment from the College that summarizes the terms of employment. The notice of employment is not a written contract between the College and an employee.

A written contract between the President, CFO, and Vice Presidents will define such employee’s rights, duties, responsibilities, and incidents of employment that are being extended to such employee by the College.  The terms and provisions of any such contract shall control over the statements contained in this policy manual.  Only the Board of Trustees may authorize the President to execute a contract of employment.  Unless otherwise stated in an employee’s written contract and/or a collective bargaining agreement, employees of the college are employed at the sole and exclusive will and discretion of the Board of Trustees.  Unless agreed to otherwise in an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement, employment with the Board may be revoked, terminated, changed, or modified from time to time by the Board at its sole discretion or its pleasure, without cause, and without any liability therefore.

Employment contracts shall be developed, issued, and updated annually by the College President with the assistance of the College attorney.  A sample copy of the contract is included as an appendix to the Board Policy Manual.

Normal Expectations:  Because of the many activities required to keep the college functioning, full-time staff may be called upon to perform a variety of services for the institution apart from those normally considered to be their regular job duties including teaching courses during their regular work hours.  Because these situations are considered to fall within the normal operating hours of the college (7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.), they would not constitute grounds for payment of additional compensation.

Revised:  October 2012, November 2013,  July 2016


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