This Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual is intended to serve as a resource — an employee handbook - to ensure the equitable and consistent application of policies and practices at Trinity College. Additional College policies pertaining specifically to faculty and student employees may be found in the Faculty Manual and in the Student Handbook.

This manual provides a set of basic performance expectations for faculty, administrators and staff. Where appropriate, departments may create more specific expectations based on operational needs and these should be communicated to employees. As representatives of Trinity College, all employees are expected to perform at a high level consistent with their job responsibilities, and to treat others with dignity and respect.

While we intend to continue the policies and procedures contained in this manual, the College reserves the right to unilaterally amend, modify or terminate any condition of employment in whatever manner we believe to be appropriate based on changes in legal requirements, business conditions, market factors, or other relevant circumstances. If there should arise any discrepancies between the information contained in this policy manual and the legal plan documents, which describe the plans in detail, the plan documents will prevail. As they occur, changes in benefit plans and/or policies will be communicated to employees through the Exchange, direct written or e-mail correspondence, and through updates to this Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual on the Human Resources web site.

The policies contained in this manual are not conditions of employment, and the language is not intended to create a contract between the College and any employee. Nothing contained in this manual shall be deemed to give any employee the right to remain in the employment of the College. In the event of a discrepancy between this manual and a collective bargaining agreement covering employees who are represented by a union, the terms of the bargaining agreement will govern.

April 1, 2010 (revised)