This Human Resources policies and procedures manual (PPM) is a compilation of current policies and procedures for the administration of all personnel at Western Michigan University, except as noted below:
No supervisor, employment representative, or department head has the authority to enter into
any agreements for any specified period of time or under any special terms or conditions which
violate or deviate from these policies and procedures, unless such exceptions have the written
approval of the Board of Trustees and/or the president of the University.
No one at the University now has or in the past has had the authority to make any binding oral promises, assurances, or representations regarding employment status or security. Any such representation made prior to the effective date of this policy are hereby rescinded and superseded by this policy.
This manual is designed as a supplement to the University policies and statements. The contents of this policies and procedures manual may elaborate on (but not supersede) certain University policies and statements related to personnel procedures.
The staff compensation system Employee Handbook provides certain policies and procedures, which may be incorporated into this policies and procedures manual through Web links, and/or expanded upon in this manual.
Certain policies and procedures are governed by state or federal regulations, or by legal contracts with external agents, such as insurance carriers. The terms and conditions of these regulations are not necessarily stated or explained fully in this manual. Therefore, supervisors and employees are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly for more detailed information.
The University reserves the right to unilaterally make revisions and changes to its Human Resources policies and procedures as circumstances warrant. Reasonable efforts will be made to keep employees informed of such changes.
The purpose of this manual is to assist University administrators in the management of personnel under their supervision.