"In His infinite love God chose to make us co-workers with Himself, with Christ and the angels, that we might share the blessing, the joy, the spiritual uplifting, which results from this unselfish ministry." (Steps to Christ, p. 79)
Andrews University is a Michigan non-profit educational corporation located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The employment practices of the church reflect religious preferences in harmony with the United States Constitution and controlling laws. Andrews University does not discriminate with regard to race, national origin, gender, color, age, marital status, veteran status or disability that does not prohibit performances of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation . This is reflected in Andrews University practices and policies regarding hiring, layoff, discharge, training, promotions, rates of pay, and other forms of compensation.
In harmony with the above statement, Andrews University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This act gives civil rights protection and equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities in all employment practices, including job application procedures, hiring, advancement, compensation, training, termination and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. An individual is considered to have a disability if the individual has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.
This staff handbook is intended to acquaint non-faculty salaried and hourly rated employees with the requirements of employment and the benefits to which they are eligible. Employees are advised that not all the benefits described in this Handbook are available to all employee classifications. This handbook does not constitute a contract between the employee and Andrews University. The Andrews administration reserves the right to institute such changes as it deems necessary without prior notice.
The employer recognizes the right of any employee to terminate employment at any time and for any reason, and the employer retains a similar right. No oral or verbal statements, promises or representations may alter your right and that of the employer to terminate your employment at any time and for any reason or for no reason.
The University retains the right to reassign employees or to change job duties without prior notice. A failure on the part of an employee to accept such a change will be considered a resignation.
This edition of the Employee Handbook supersedes all previous Handbooks.
Questions regarding University employment policy should be directed to Human Resources.
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