Table of Contents – Operating Staff Handbook


I. Welcome Letter from the USNH Human Resources Director


II. Policy References


III. Employment

  1. Orientation Program
  2. Work Week/Hours of Work
  3. Recording Work Hours/Time Sheets
  4. Meal and Rest Periods
  5. Introductory Period
  6. About Your Appointment
  7. Full-Time Appointments
  8. Flex-Time Appointments
  9. Externally-Funded Appointments
  10. Performance Evaluations
  11. Probationary Period
  12. Personnel Files/Information
  13. Resolution of Complaints and Grievances
  14. Medical Information
  15. Physical Examinations
  16. Use of University Equipment
  17. Conflict of Interest
  18. Employment of Relatives
  19. Prior Service Credit
  20. Voluntary Resignation
  21. Retirement
  22. Termination Due to Limited Time Appointments
  23. Involuntary Termination
  24. Other Reasons for Job Separation
  25. Exit Interviews
  26. Benefits Upon Termination

IV. A Fair and Safe Workplace

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity
  2. Job Announcements
  3. Non-Discrimination
  4. Sexual Harassment
  5. Drug-Free Workplace
  6. Americans with Disabilities Act
  7. Smoking
  8. Right to Know About Toxic Substances
  9. Uniforms, Special Clothing & Equipment
  10. Workers’ Compensation
  11. Safety Committee

V. Health & Wellness Programs

  1. Employee Assistance Program (EAP

VI. Compensation

  1. Hourly Pay Rate
  2. Hourly Payroll Schedule
  3. Job Classifications
  4. Pay Ranges
  5. Starting Hourly Pay Rate
  6. Market Equity Pay Range Change
  7. Additional Pay Policy
  8. Hourly Pay Adjustments
  9. Across-the-Board Increase
  10. General Increase
  11. Equity Adjustment
  12. Merit Increase
  13. Introductory Period Increase
  14. Promotion
  15. Transfer
  16. Timing of Increases
  17. Position Review

VII. Time Away From Work

  1. Earned Time
  2. Sick Pool Leave
  3. Holidays
  4. Curtailed/Delayed Operations
  5. Family and Medical Leave
  6. Jury Duty and Witness Leave
  7. Military Leave
  8. Other Leaves of Absence

VIII. Professional Development

  1. Tuition Benefit

IX. Additional Resources

  1. USNH Human Resources Website and links to Campus HR Websites