HR Policies Table of Contents

Staff Rules and Principles

  1. Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination
  2. Non-Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection 
  3. Violence in the Workplace
  4. Visitors In The Workplace
  5. Solicitation/Distribution
  6. Participation In Non-Profit Causes or For-Profit Activities
  7. Service in Outside Activities, Conflict of Commitment, and Coursework
  8. Emergency Preparedness and Workforce Coverage
  9. Tobacco Free Campus 
  10. Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace
  11. Ethics
  12. Confidentiality
  13. Animals on Campus
  14. Reporting Injuries and Handling Safety and Security Situations

Job Performance, Workplace Expectations, and Employee Behavior

  1. Communications
  2. Professionalism
  3. Productivity
  4. Attendance and Absences
    1. Attendance and Absences Procedure
  5. Workplace Attire
  6. Supervisory Expectations


  1. Employment At-Will
  2. Employee Classification and Status
  3. Employment Decisions
  4. Search Committees
  5. Pay Transparency and Non-Discrimination Provision
  6. Employment Planning and Responsibility
    1. Staff Employment Procedure
    2. Relocating New Employees Procedure
  7. Pre-employment Requirements
  8. Position Requirements
    1. Exposure to Human Bloodborne Pathogens Procedure
  9. Nepotism (Hiring of Relatives)
  10. Term Employment
  11. Employment Orientation Period
    1. Employment Orientation Period Procedure
  12. Non-CWRU Employees (Independent Contractors, Volunteers, Interns and Temporary Employees)
  13. Temporary Employment
    1. Temporary Employment Procedure
  14. Termination of Employment
    1. Termination of Employment Procedure
  15. Reorganization
    1. Reorganization Procedure
  16. Re-employment of Former Employees


  1. Health and Welfare Insurance
  2. Retirement Planning
  3. Educational Benefits
    1. Tuition Exchange Procedure
    2. Tuition Reimbursement Procedure
    3. Tuition Exchange Program

Work/Life Balance 

  1. Alternative Work Arrangement
  2. Flexible Work Schedules
    1. Flexible Work Schedule Procedure
  3. Flexible Staffing Options
    1. Flexible Staffing Options Procedure
  4. Wellness Programs
  5. Appreciative Time Off

Staff Development

  1. Internal Employment Promotional Opportunities
    1. Internal Employment Promotional Opportunities Procedure
  2. Annual Performance Review Process
    1. Annual Performance Review Process Procedure
  3. Positive Corrective Action (PCA)
    1. Positive Corrective Action (PCA) Procedure
  4. Employee Recognition
  5. Professional Development
    1. Professional Development Procedure
  6. Management Development


  1. Overtime
    1. Overtime Procedure
  2. Staff Salary Plan
    1. Staff Salary Changes, other than Performance Management Procedure
  3. Personnel Compensation and Benefits During Natural Disasters or Other Emergencies
  4. Work Week and Pay Systems
    1. Payroll Procedures
  5. University Closing Pay Practices

Time Away From CWRU

  1. Vacation
  2. Personal Floating Holiday
  3. Sick Pay
  4. University Holidays and Other Closings
  5. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences and Leave
    1. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences and Leave Procedure
  6. Paid Parental Leave, Including Adoption and Foster Care Leave
  7. Additional Medical Leaves of Absences (non-FMLA)
  8. Short and Long Term Disability Leave
  9. Bereavement / Funeral Leave
  10. Convenience Leave
  11. Jury Duty or Subpoenaed Appearances
  12. Military Leave
  13. Personal Leave
  14. Administrative Leave Pending Investigation
  15. Vacation Donation Bank

Staff Services

  1. Employee References
  2. Employment and Wage Verification
  3. Staff HR Grievances
    1. Staff HR Grievance Procedure
  4. Staff Mediation
  5. Employee Records
    1. Employee Records - Charing in Personnel Information Procedure
  6. Employee Assistance and Work-Life Program
  7. Emergency Salary Advance
    1. Emergency Salary Advance Procedure
  8. Employee Discounts


None of the HR Policies are intended to interfere with employees’ Section 7 and 8 (a)(1) rights.

The CWRU Compliance Office maintains a list of and detailed information on university policies representing other departments online. Employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and abiding by all university policies, procedures, and practices.