THE PURPOSE OF THE HANDBOOK

This handbook provides you with a summary of the policies, benefits and services of Westmont College. Each employee should read this handbook to learn the policies governing the workplace. Should you wish further explanation of these policies and procedures, your supervisor, department head or the Human Resources office can provide assistance.

This handbook applies to all employees; some sections will apply only to specific employee groups, which are specified. In situations where the Faculty Handbook and the Employee Handbook address the same situation, the provisions of the Faculty Handbook will be applied to the faculty.

If you are unsure whether or not a particular section of the Employee Handbook applies to you, or you require clarification, ask your supervisor or contact the Human Resources office.

From time to time, Westmont may amend, delete, or supplement any of its policies or procedures. Where possible, reasonable notice will be given before any significant changes take effect.

In addition, it is understood that the provisions of this handbook cannot take into account all possible circumstances.  As a result, the President may grant an exception to a policy when it is deemed to be necessary in light of exigencies or fairness, or to be in the best interest of the college.  Care will be taken to consult others as appropriate, and to communicate the outcome to all affected parties.

This handbook supersedes any and all other oral, written, or implied provisions, descriptions or understandings of Westmont's policies, rules, procedures, and or benefits.


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