January 2015

This Staff Handbook of Dominican University is the official statement of the policies of the University, governing the employment policies, procedures, rights, responsibilities and benefits for administrative and general staff members (herein referred to as "staff members") at Dominican University (the "University"). Staff members are defined as employees who hold positions other than, or in addition to, positions with faculty status. With respect to staff members who hold positions with faculty status, the terms of the Faculty Handbook control to the extent of any inconsistency with the Staff Handbook. Unless stated otherwise, all sections of this Handbook apply to all staff members employed by the University at all locations.

This edition of the Staff Handbook supersedes all previous editions and supplements. Human Resources publishes this Handbook and its supplements and is responsible for the contents.  The contents are reviewed by the Staff Council before publication. Some policies included in this document are maintained and/or enforced by other university departments and are noted as such.  

The University reserves the right to add, amend, delete or deviate from any benefit, policy or procedure stated herein at any time after consultation with the Staff Council.  
Dominican University seeks to employ individuals who will work together on an ongoing basis. However, both the staff member and the University have the right to terminate employment and compensation at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. Nothing said or done by University staff members or stated in this Handbook is to be considered a contract or guarantee of employment in a particular position or for a particular duration with the University.

All staff members are required to sign acknowledging that they have been given the web location of the Staff Handbook.  A copy of this form will be included in their personnel files.  Please click on the following link to access the form:

Acknowledgment of Handbook