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Employee Handbook

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This handbook applies to all full-time staff and administrative employees of Seton Hall University. Faculty members are covered by the Faculty Guide and applicable University policies, programs and benefits. Part-time workers, temporary workers and student workers are expected to abide by all University standards of conduct and policies; however, they are not entitled to all the same benefits, rights and privileges of full-time staff and administrative employees.

This handbook contains information regarding University policies, benefits and programs. The nature and scope of these policies, benefits and programs are set forth in more detail in the sections and links that follow. When appropriate, the University may choose to deviate from, or make exceptions to, some of the policies contained in this handbook. Seton Hall shall always retain the right to modify or alter these policies on a case-by-case basis. In the event a policy is modified for a particular circumstance, the University is not required to make the same modification again.

The information provided in this handbook does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace policies, actual plan documents or bargaining unit contracts. Any material presented in this handbook that is found to be contradictory to plan documents, bargaining unit contracts, and/or the law, will be superseded by the plan documents, contracts and/or law.

The University is committed to reviewing its policies, programs and benefits periodically. The policies described here are updated on a regular basis and the University reserves the right to review, change, modify, or interpret any of these policies, benefits and programs at any time with or without prior notice.

This handbook has been provided to you as an employee of Seton Hall University as a guide to University policies, programs and benefits and is not to be considered a contract of any kind, express or implied. This handbook does not guarantee employment for any specific period of time.

Seton Hall University is home to a diverse workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy, marital status, age, religion/creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, handicap or disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, sexual orientation, or service in the Armed Forces of the United States or status as a veteran of the Vietnam Era. The University re-serves the right to administer and apply all policies, programs and benefits in a manner consistent with its Catholic identity and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The terms "Seton Hall University", "Seton Hall" and "University" are used interchangeably throughout this handbook.

Last revised 9/1/2009

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