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Purpose   McNeese State University fully supports and recognizes the importance of acknowledging employees for commitment to the University’s vision, mission, statement of purpose, and values and for demonstrated excellence in work-related accomplishments and service to the University and community. The purpose of this policy is to reward employees with recognition and monetary awards.  …

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Purpose McNeese State University does not discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability and is committed to providing access to its programs, services, and activities. Efforts to ensure non-discrimination and academic adjustments for students, accommodations for applicants and visitors, and reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities are based on the Americans with…

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Purpose   There are inherent risks in any romantic or sexual relationship between individuals in unequal positions of authority.  On a university campus, such unequal positions can occur between a teacher and a student, between a coach and a player, and between a supervisor and an employee.  These relationships may be less consensual than perceived…

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Purpose The Confidentiality of Health Information Policy guides McNeese State University entities that deal with providing health care services that are considered “covered entities” under HIPAA.   The policy is a general guideline, and employees who work in areas that provide health care services and create records for health care purposes( must ensure compliance with the…

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Purpose McNeese State University is committed to creating a culture of respect and civility that is free of harassment, where all members of the community share a commitment to academic freedom, open inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge. Incivility and disrespect in the workplace can be a barrier to effective communication, coaching, and performance. The…

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Purpose This policy provides general guidelines regarding compensation. Unique circumstances regarding job duties, grant funds, or other situations may impact compensation under policies other than this one. Advanced Study Pay Increases To recognize educational achievements, full-time faculty will receive a $2,000 base salary increase upon earning an initial doctorate degree. The increase is not retroactive,…

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PURPOSE   The purpose of this policy is to provide policy and procedure information concerning pre-employment background investigations.     POLICY STATEMENT   An official pre-employment, criminal history Background Investigation is a University required component of the HIRING process.   All new full-time and part-time classified and unclassified hires at the university, including Teaching Graduate…

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Purpose: McNeese State University recognizes that many of its students seek, and rely upon, financial aid and scholarships to achieve their educational goals. Therefore, the University is committed to complying with federal regulations, state laws, and best practices related to administering student financial assistance programs. To this end, the University has adopted this code of…

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The Family and Medical Leave Act is intended to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of employees and their family members, to promote the stability and economic security of the family, and to promote national interests in preserving family integrity. In compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act, McNeese State University will…

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Purpose McNeese State University faculty and staff disseminate knowledge and information both inside and outside the University through traditional academic pursuits, such as teaching, lectures, scholarly publications, training of undergraduate and graduate students, and public service appointments. Consultancies, advisory engagements, service on for-profit or not-for-profit boards, and various other outside activities provide opportunities for faculty…

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