Managers and Professional Staff Handbook
I. Objectives and Scope
This handbook sets forth the policies of the University governing aspects of employment for managers and professional staff members. The University reserves the right to modify any of these policies at any time and to amend the terms of any staff member benefit described herein, in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan document.
Any staff member who requires assistance regarding this handbook or the information it contains should contact Employee Services or their Human Resources Generalist.
It is intended that this handbook be used for the following purposes:
- to provide uniform reference for administering the human resources functions of the University as they affect managerial and professional staff;
- to promote a uniform understanding and application of University policies;
- to identify areas of responsibility for administering and monitoring human resources policy; and
- to provide a reference tool for use in orientation sessions of new staff and incumbents.
This handbook, in combination with selected sections of the Local 34 Contract, also governs aspects of employment for Administrative staff excluded from the bargaining unit.
II. Effective Date
The effective date for this handbook is July 1, 2013 unless specifically noted otherwise. This edition supersedes all previous manuals and revisions.
This handbook is available on the Yale website and is meant to be a resource for each administrative department or unit of the University where managerial and professional staff are employed.
IV. Administration of Policy
The Vice President for Human Resources and Administration has overall responsibility for implementation and administration of these policies.
On a day-to-day basis, however, it is the responsibility of each staff member covered by this handbook to administer and follow all policies in a manner consistent with the provisions of this handbook.
V. Changes in Policy
- Changes in policy must be authorized by the Vice President for Human Resources and Administration, or by his or her designee.
- From time to time, the Vice President for Human Resources and Administration may appoint an ad hoc committee to review these policies and recommend changes. At any time, any staff member may recommend a new policy or comment on an existing one. Such suggestions should be made in writing to Human Resources.
- Changes and updates, when authorized, will be made in electronic form.