The Personnel Manual, adopted by the President’s cabinet, contains in a single document the Institutional Policies, Administrative Policies and College-wide Procedures specifically related to employment. The Vice President for Finance and Administration will maintain and enforce the Personnel Manual and will develop recommendations for the President’s Cabinet in consultation the Employee Advisory Panel.

The personnel policies in this manual apply to staff employees, student employees and where so indicated, to academic employees. (The categories of employees are defined in the Status of Employment Policy.) The description of each policy makes clear its purpose and the category of employment to which it applies. The policies and procedures set forth in this manual are considered to be those of Centenary College of Louisiana, and they may be interpreted, applied, amended or revoked by the College at any time, with or without notice. Personnel policies apply uniformly throughout a category. These policies have been divided into the following subject areas for ease of location:

Section I


Section II

Equal Employment Opportunity

Section III


Section IV


Section V

Employee Relations

Section VI


The sections are tabulated and a Table of Contents is provided for each section.

Every effort will be made to provide you with changes in policies with appropriate changes in the Table of Contents. Please use the HR Online Suggestion Box to make suggestions for improvements in any personnel policy and procedure and forward the form to the Human Resource Office.

Neither this manual nor any of the provisions in it constitute a contract of employment or any other kind of contract or obligation owed by the College and nothing herein shall be construed as establishing a legal duty owed by the College. Centenary College reserves the right to change, modify, suspend, interpret or cancel in whole or in part any of the published or unpublished policies or practices of the College, without advance notice, in its sole discretion, without having to give cause or justification to any employee.

Recognition of these rights and prerogatives is a term and condition of employment and continued employment. Nothing contained in this manual should be construed as a guarantee of continued employment, but rather, employment with the College is at will basis. This means that the employment relationship may be terminated at any time by either the employee or the College for any reason not expressly prohibited by law. Any written or oral statement to the contrary by anyone is invalid and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

If any of the provisions of this manual are contrary to federal or state law, then such provisions shall be deemed null and void.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.