Staff Personnel Manual (SPP)

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Effective: 8/15/1985

Revised: 7/1/2013

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SPP 001: Introduction

The Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual (SPP) provides personnel-related information for ASU classified employees, university staff, and non-faculty administrators and their supervisors. The manual includes policies regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action, hiring, conditions of employment, position category, compensation, benefits, training and development, leaves and absences, conduct and discipline, termination, and records. This information does not apply directly to faculty, faculty with administrative appointments, academic professionals, academic professionals with administrative appointments, or student employees.

The associate vice president and chief human resources officer or designee(s) are delegated the authority by the president to add, modify, or delete policies and procedures in this manual in the future. The associate vice president and chief human resources officer is responsible for ensuring that these policies are in accordance with federal and Arizona statutes, Board of Regents’ policies, and approved university policies. To assure consistency of policy interpretation, the associate vice president and chief human resources officer (through his or her delegates) has responsibility for interpreting personnel policy applications and intent on the campuses.

Forms linked to policies and procedures in this manual are posted and maintained by the ASU Office of Human Resources at Arizona State University. Please refer to the Human Resources Forms Web page to download the appropriate form.

Corrections, changes, or suggestions for the manual should be communicated to the ASU Office of Human Resources or the SPP manual coordinator.

In the event of an inconsistency or conflict, applicable law and Board of Regents’ policies supersede university policies and university policies supersede college, department, or lower unit bylaws, policies, or guidelines.

The university reserves the right to add, amend, or revoke any of the contained rules, policies, regulations, and instructions or incorporate additional ones, with or without notice, as circumstances or the good of the university community may require.

Nothing stated in policy or verbally by any supervisor is intended to create an employment contract or to modify the at-will employment status of university staff and non-faculty administrators.

The online manual replaces earlier printed versions, which are no longer provided nor distributed. A printout of this manual and each change to this manual, created from the original text source for the online version, is retained permanently as an official record at University Archives and is available for inspection. Printouts of all revisions to online manuals will be similarly available. Copies of SPP policies and procedures are available upon request from the ASU Office of Human Resources. Supervisors and/or the Office of Human Resources will inform employees that they are subject to the policies in the manual.

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