Volume II: Employee policies

Welcome to Lynn University. In joining the Lynn community, you become an integral part of a dynamic and thriving institution dedicated to excellence in education. Our continued success is dependent upon your dedication to the University’s core values and the part each of us play in every student’s journey of self-discovery.

Policies in this section are designed for use by University employees and are a guide to help you learn more about the University, some of its standards and practices, and your responsibilities as an employee. These policies apply to all employees of Lynn University, including temporary employees. Additional policies that pertain only to members of the faculty are in the academic policies section. General policies that affect all members of the campus community (including students) are in the community policies section.

It is your responsibility to read and understand this volume and to comply with it in both letter and spirit. Although this volume addresses a wide range of business, legal, and ethical matters, it cannot anticipate every issue that may arise; if you are unsure of what to do in any situation, you should seek additional guidance and information before you act by contacting your supervisor or Employee Services.

There are several things that are important to keep in mind about these policies. First, they contain only general information and guidelines. They are not intended to be comprehensive or to address all the possible applications of, or exceptions to, the general policies and procedures described. For that reason, if you have any questions concerning eligibility for a particular benefit, or the applicability of a policy or practice to you, you should address your specific questions to Employee Services. Lynn University policies do not confer any contractual right, either expressed or implied, to remain in the University’s employ. Nor does it guarantee any fixed terms and conditions of your employment. Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, your employment is not for any specific time and may be terminated at will, with or without cause and without prior notice, by the University or you may resign for any reason at any time. No supervisor or other representative of the University (except the President of the University, or his specifically appointed designee,) has the authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, or to make any agreement contrary to the above.

Moreover, the procedures, practices, policies and benefits described here may be modified or discontinued from time to time. We will try to inform you of any changes as they occur.

Finally, some of the subjects described here are covered in further detail in other policy or benefits documents. You should refer to these documents for specific information, since this volume only briefly summarizes those policies and benefits. Please note that the terms of any written insurance or benefits plans or policies are controlling.

We consider the employees of Lynn University to be one of our most valuable resources. Whether you have just joined our staff or have been employed by Lynn University for awhile, we are confident that you will find our institution a dynamic and rewarding place at which to work. We look forward to a productive and successful association.

Absence due to illness
Appearance and dress
Arrest and/or convictions
Attendance, punctuality, and dependability
Background screening
Bereavement leave
Birthday leave
Budget approval
Campus safety
Change in personal data
Children in the workplace
Communicable diseases policy
Compensation program
Confidential information
Conflict of interest
Continuing coverage rights
Contract management
Core benefits
Debt management
Domestic violence leave
Drug and alcohol free workplace
Educational benefit program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee categories
Employee crime reporting
Employee eligibility and verification
Employee information technology resources
Employee motor vehicles
Employee referral program
Employee work schedule
Employment of relatives
Environmental safety policies
Equal employment opportunity
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens plan
External Auditor
Family and medical leave
Financial transactions
FSLA exemption status
Government and other official inquires
Hazard materials program
Holiday leave
Initial employment period
Institutional questionnaires and surveys
Internal investigation and searches
Jury duty
Leave of absence without pay
Legal and regulatory matters
Military leave
New employee orientation
New hires reporting
Non-discrimination and anti-harassment (Employee)
Officer compensation
Open door and sharedvalues
Outside employment
Payment card industry data security
Payment of salary
Personal days
Personal possessions
Personal protective equipment policy
Personnel files
Position description
Post-issuance tax exempt bond compliance
Post-resignation/termination procedures
Procurement card
Receipt of funds policy
Record retention
Revenue recognition
Rewards and recogniton
Romantic or sexual relationships
Sexual and gender-based misconduct
Smoking and tobacco use
Social security
Spill, prevention, control and countermeasure plan
Staff disciplinary and corrective action
Staff evaluation
Staff involuntary termination
Staff promotion and transfer
Standards of conduct
Substantive change
Surplus property
Time off to vote
Time records
Travel and business expense
Unauthorized handling of safety equipment policy
Unemployment insurance
University institutional data and property
University property
Unrelated business income tax
Use of Lynn University equipment and property
Use of Lynn University letterhead
Vacation leave
Violence in the workplace
Visitors in the workplace
Weapons in the workplace
Workers compensation
Workplace safety