Human Resources Updates
The Office of Human Resources strives to serve the needs of Washington College employees by providing helpful information and effective communications. This page contains a summary of all updates, policy and procedure changes, events and news relating to Washington College employees.
Memos and Announcements
Date: May 16, 2014
Date: April 21, 2014
Date: April 8, 2014
On Call Pay Policy
On call policy is supplemental pay provided to non-exempt staff who, during off duty hours, must remain available for duty on short notice. This policy applies to maintenance mechanic group and the rotating on-call responsibly in Buildings and Grounds.
Break Time for Breastfeeding Mothers
In recognition of the well documented health advantages of breastfeeding for infants and mothers and in compliance with federal law, Washington College provides a supportive environment to enable breastfeeding employees to express their milk during work hours. This includes a college-wide lactation support program administered by Office of Human Resources.
Last year the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with Senior Staff established a Casual Friday policy.
As a reminder, on Fridays during the summer months (after Commencement and before Fall Orientation) non-uniformed employees may dress in business casual attire.
Guidelines for appropriate dress for Casual Friday are listed below. If you have any questions about what is appropriate, please check with your department head.
- No ties
- Open-collared shirts, modest summer blouses
- Nice jeans (no holes)
- Casual slacks
- Capri pants
- Skirts at knee
- Nice sandals (not beachwear)
- Casual shoes or clean tennis shoes
- Polo shirts in good condition
- T-shirts with or without a logo in good condition (if logo, Washington College logo only)
- Jeans with holes, dragging the floor, frayed at the hem
- Short skirts (above mid-thigh)
- Flip flops
- T-shirts with any other logo (except Washington College logo)
- Tank tops, halter tops, strapless tops, cami tops, midriff tops
- Low-cut shirts, blouses or dresses
- Dirty or ragged tennis shoes
Safety and Accident Policies and Procedures
“10. Vehicle Damage
Washington College is not responsible for damage that may occur to vehicles while parked on campus. This damage includes (but is not limited to) foul ball strikes or objects cast by lawn mowers. Reports of damage can be made with the Public Safety Office, and reports will be given to the vehicle owner upon request.”
May 5, 2014: All Human Resources recruitment and employment forms now have a fill-able version! Employees are able to type directly into the form and save the completed form. If you experience any errors when using these forms, please contact the Office of Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16, 2014:
New Form: Volunteer Authorization Form
This form is to be used when hiring a new volunteer. Complete all sections and return to the Office of Human Resources. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Authorization for Background Check form and pass the criminal background check prior to being able to volunteer on campus. Note: Incomplete authorizations will be returned to the Hiring Official. Once a volunteer has passed the criminal background check, the Office of Human Resources will contact the Hiring Official
Confidentiality and College Agreements Form
This form as been updated to include Health Coverage Options, Policies acknowledgement and lines for user to initial each item.
June 11, 2014:
Staff Employment Authorization Form
This form as been updated to include Grad Class and Meal Plan allowances.