This handbook was updated online Jan. 1, 2017. Employees are responsible for seeking the most current information by either visiting the handbook online or talking with a supervisor or a member of the Office of Human Resources.
Section 3: Bereavement Leave was updated April 12, 2017.
Organizational chart: Updated July 21, 2017.
Vacation time accrual: Updated May 7, 2018.
Summer/Condensed Work Schedule: Updated May 7, 2018.
A PDF file of the handbook also is available.
Purpose of the handbook
Augustana College understands that its employees receive a lot of information about the college and the college's expectations of its employees. This handbook was created to give employees an overview of the organization and to serve as a resource for the expectations and guidelines for employees. This handbook was not designed to create an employment contract and should not be considered a contract.
This handbook replaces and supersedes all previous handbooks as well as all written or verbal policy notifications that may have been received or distributed. Additionally, statements or promises made by a supervisor, manager or Cabinet member may not be interpreted as a change in policy and do not constitute an agreement with an employee.
While the college strives to keep all employees updated of policy changes, it is the responsibility of each employee to obtain the most recent version of this handbook, and to seek out information to clarify policies or situations that are unclear. Such questions should be directed to the employee's manager, supervisor or a member of the Human Resources (HR) team. The college reserves the right to change, alter, suspend or cancel all policies and practices without notice.