Staff Policies

Staff Policies and Procedures have been developed for the staff employed by University of Puget Sound. The staff policies relating to employment, wage and salary, benefits and services, and standards of conduct are maintained by Human Resources. These policies apply only to members of the staff and not to faculty, vice presidents, or students. Campus-Wide Policies apply to all members of the campus community. In each case, the office responsible for the policy and the title of the appropriate contact person is provided.

Staff policies have been developed in collaboration with many people within the university community. Suggestions for changes are welcome and should be directed to Human Resources.

These staff policies and procedures are necessarily general in scope and nature. Operating departments may develop department-specific staff policies and procedures, submit them to Human Resources for approval.

Staff members who have questions about the application of a particular policy or procedure should direct those questions to their supervisors or to Human Resources.

Staff policies and any department-specific policies are not intended to create, and should not be construed as creating, any contractual obligations. The university reserves the right to change staff policies at any time. As university policies, programs, practices, or procedures change, the information available on this website will be updated. The university reserves the right, whether in an individual case or more generally, to alter, reduce, or eliminate any policy, program, practice, benefit or procedure, in whole or in part, without notice.

Staff members have the right to terminate their employment at any time with or without cause, and University of Puget Sound retains the same right to terminate a staff member's employment at any time with or without cause or prior notice, regardless of any other documents or oral or written statements issued by University of Puget Sound or its representatives.