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Employee Introduction

Introduction
This handbook exists to provide employees of Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) with a working guide to understanding the day-to-day administration of personnel policies, pertinent employment law, employee benefits and employment procedures.

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Employment at Will

In accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, all employees, in the absence of a contract, are employees at will. The employment relationship between CSP and the employee is completely voluntary, and either the employer or employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time.



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Welcome
Welcome to CSP. We are happy to have you as a member of our community! The mission of CSP, a University of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.

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Scope and Purpose
These policies and procedures are provided for informational purposes only. They are designed to provide employees with a general summary description of University personnel policies, programs, and employee benefits. The personnel policies pertain to all employees of CSP except those whose terms and conditions of employment are established by a collective bargaining agreement or other employment contract. These policies and procedures are not an employment contract, and should not be interpreted as creating an employment contract. CSP has the right to change, modify, delete or add to these policies and procedures at any time and without notice.

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The Employee’s Responsibility
It is your responsibility as an employee to read these policies and abide by them. If further clarification or interpretation is necessary, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

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Faculty Handbook
The Faculty Handbook supersedes the CSP Employee Handbook for subject areas explicitly covered. The Faculty Handbook applies to those employees granted faculty status by the Board of Regents and/or the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Faculty Handbook is available at http://www2.csp.edu/handbook/handbook.htm.

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Changes in Policy
Personnel policies at CSP will be revised from time to time to reflect any changes in federal laws, state laws, or policy changes at CSP. Revisions will be available online or directly from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is responsible for announcing and implementing any new staff policies and revisions.

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Responsibility for Administration of Personnel Policies
Complaints and differences are to be discussed with the employee’s supervisor. If the issue cannot be resolved between the employee and supervisor, the Director of Human Resources should be consulted. (See Grievance Procedure)

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