This Staff handbook
applies to all staff at Seattle Pacific University. Where policies
or work rules differ for different types of staff the differences
are clearly noted in the text.
is provided for your use as a ready reference to acquaint you with
the University's general personnel policies, work rules and benefits.
While it is not a legal agreement, nor an express or implied promise
of specific treatment in particular circumstances, you will find it
helpful to read this handbook entirely so that you will understand
the University's general policies and benefits.
is not intended to be an express or implied contract; rather, it is
a general statement of institutional policy. All staff employment
at Seattle Pacific University is "at-will" and may be terminated
by either the employee or the University at any time with or without
cause. None of the provisions of this handbook alter, modify, or amend
the "at will" nature of that employment.
Right to Amend
will require that the general policies, procedures, and benefits described
in the handbook change from time to time. Consequently, the University
reserves the right to amend, supplement, or rescind any provisions
of this handbook at its sole discretion with or without prior notice.
Changes to policies and procedures will be communicated to you by
the Office of Human Resources. This handbook supersedes all prior
handbooks or policy statements regarding the procedures and policies
described in this handbook. Furthermore, the handbook provisions are
subject to interpretation by the University. If you have any questions
concerning current policies and practices, please contact your supervisor
or the Office of Human Resources.