Termination

In accepting and maintaining employment with the College, you acknowledge and agree that your employment is at-will and may be terminated either by you or the College, with or without cause or notice, at any time.  The College is committed to encouraging the professional development of its employees and to providing a supportive environment in which to work.  It also has high standards for its employees’ performance.  While the College attempts to resolve instances of poor performance and to help employees correct deficiencies, it reserves the right to terminate staff members for reasons including, but not limited to, incompetence or inefficiency, unsatisfactory performance, violation of College policy, dishonesty, mistreatment of students or other employees, and other factors determined at the sole discretion of the College.

Family and Medical Leave Policy

CCS has a Family and Medical Leave policy that conforms to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The act entitles qualifying employees to a job-protected, unpaid leave of absence in certain circumstances.  All rights and obligations under the FMLA and this policy are interpreted according to the law.  All leaves of absence, including workers’ compensation, temporary disability and FMLA leaves, will be coordinated and will run concurrently as allowed by law.  The policy is described here.  Contact Human Resources for appropriate forms.

Part-Time Administrative Staff Benefits

Part-time administrative staff are defined as working fewer than 30 hours per week for up to 50 weeks per year.  Part-time staff are eligible for the following limited number of benefit programs.

Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan (403b) – employees receive a 3% contribution from the College to their tax sheltered annuity plan.  Employees can contribute pre-tax from their paycheck up to the maximum allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Paid Time Off (PTO) – Part-time employees who work at least 10 hours a week accrue 1 PTO day per month worked.  Employees may carry over up to 1 PTO day per month worked each year.  The PTO days that accrue are the same length as the employee’s workday.  For example, employees who work four hours a day will accrue one four-hour PTO day each month.

Tuition Remission – Employees are eligible for a part-time tuition waiver.  Part-time administrative staff must be regularly scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week and are eligible for up to a half-time tuition waiver.

Pre-Paid Legal

The College provides two voluntary benefit plans for employees.  The Family Legal Plan provides for services such as creating a will, traffic violations, home purchase, civil suits, document review, and attorney consultations.  Identity Theft Shield provides for Credit Report Analysis and Monitoring, Identity Theft Restoration, and protection against crimes and unauthorized credit use in your name.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The College provides access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is currently through an outside organization called Ulliance.  Ulliance provides confidential assistance to employees and family members to help resolve any concerns that may affect the employee’s personal or work life.  Services are provided for such concerns as family and children problems, marital and relationship conflicts, stress or other emotional difficulties, grief and loss issues, and alcohol or other drug use.  Ulliance also provides assistance with legal issues, financial concerns, elder care referrals, and child care resources.  Ulliance’s role is to guide the employee and family members in finding whatever type of assistance is needed, either by providing that service directly, or connecting with an organization that can help.  Ulliance is an outside vendor under contract to the College.  The College pays for the services of Ulliance, up to limits set forth in its agreement with Ulliance.  However, individuals providing services for Ulliance do not work for the College, and the College disclaims any liability related to the provision of services by Ulliance or any other EAP provider with whom the College may contract.

Unemployment Insurance

This insurance provides a continuation of a certain portion of your salary in the event you lose your job through no cause of your own.  If your employment is terminated, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation from the state. If it is your choice to leave CCS, generally you will not be eligible for benefits.  If your termination was the choice of CCS, you may be entitled to receive unemployment benefits, depending on the circumstances.