The Handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide to the personnel policies and practices for employees of Adelphi University.
The Handbook is a summary compiled for the convenience of our employees and supervisors, it is not intended to cover all topics or circumstances which will guide employees in the performance of their duties. We reserve the right (on an individual basis or generally) to make any revisions, modifications, interpretations, or deletions to the policies stated herein or to any other Adelphi policies, procedures, benefits, or other programs, at any time with or without notice at Adelphi’s sole discretion. From time to time, employees may receive updated information and it will be your responsibility to update your individual copy of this Handbook.
Where there are differences between the provisions of this Handbook and more specific statements contained in the Policies & Procedures of Adelphi University or the benefit plan documents, those documents shall control.
Nothing in this Handbook is intended to create an express or implied contract of employment. While it is our hope at Adelphi that you will have a long, fulfilling and successful career with us, all non-union employment is at-will, which means that either the employee or Adelphi has the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
No oral or written representation made by any employee, supervisor or manager of Adelphi can modify the employment at-will relationship unless it is reduced to written agreement and signed by the employee and Senior Management or the Office of Human Resources of Adelphi University.
This Handbook replaces and supersedes any and all previous Human Resources manuals, guidelines, handbooks or memos and all oral and written descriptions and explanations of Adelphi’s policies.
This Handbook applies to all employees regardless of date of hire.
For union employees: If the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement for your union covers specific topics also included in this Handbook, your CBA supersedes this Handbook on those topics only. Otherwise this Handbook is the primary policy source.
This version of the Handbook was published July 1, 2016, and supersedes all previous versions.