The University's Human Resources Philosophy

The University's Strategic Plan for 2000 - 2010 emphasizes a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the University's operations. This focus on excellence includes a culture that encourages and supports service and professionalism in the interactions of employees with each other, with students and their families, and with members of the public. All employees are viewed as representatives of the University who have the opportunity to model service and professionalism in their many interactions both internally and externally.

The University desires to maintain a competent, stable, and diverse work force that is well informed in matters affecting employment. The University also seeks to promote employees' opportunity for growth, expression of ideas, and work satisfaction through an atmosphere of appreciation and recognition of their contributions. Excellence in the provision of all services is an essential component of a distinctive education at the University. Therefore, the University strives to develop and maintain the positive work environment needed to recruit and retain capable, committed, and caring employees.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political ideology, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

The University administers all policies, practices, and procedures in ways that are consistent with the University's Catholic and Jesuit character.

For additional policy information, see Section 13.

Nature of Employment

All staff, non-tenured faculty, and nontenure-track faculty are employed "at will." This means those individuals may decide to end their employment with the University at any time for any reason or no reason, and the University has the right to terminate the employment of those individuals at any time for any reason or no reason.

HR Policy Manual Application and Amendment

This Manual does not create a contract, and the University reserves the right to modify any provisions in the Manual, or to discontinue all or a part of this Manual, at any time. This Manual and any amendments, deletions, or additions, are effective on the day posted to this website (, unless expressly stated otherwise in the posting.


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Last modified on Wednesday, December 22, 2010