HR Guidelines

This site has been prepared to assist Administrator, Faculty and Staff at Holyoke Community College. Most of the information and advice provided in this manual is applicable to College's Employees in all categories. This guide is intended to serve as a complement to collective bargaining agreements and to the handbook for full-time employees; it does not replace or supersede the provisions of those agreements or of the handbook. All questions about the information provided herein should be referred to the Human Resources Department.   

I Affirmative Action Policy
II Code of Conduct/Drug Free Workplace Policy
III Conflict of Interest
V Employee Classification - Union Membership
VI Employee Data Changes
VII Employee Orientation
VIII Employees with Disabilities
IX Hiring Guidelines for Adjuncts
X Hiring Guidelines for Benefited Employees
XI Faculty Hiring Process
XII ITD Acceptable Use of Information Systems
XIII Official Transcripts
XIV Outside Employment
XV Performance Appraisal
XVI Personnel File
XVII Pre-Employment PhysicalPersonnel Files
XVIII Probation and Provisional Employment
XIX Standards of Conduct
XX Whistleblower Protection
XXI Sex Offender Registry
XXII Background Checks
XXIII On-boarding for New Hires
XXIV Service Animals
XXV Parental Leave Act



Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040