Leadership in Tech Valley: Communication Department Leadership Series

Jason ShellenHave you ever wondered how to cash in on your Saint Mary’s education, and go to work for Google or Twitter?

Meneses, Tenorio at Book Festival in SF

posterRashaan Alexis Meneses, adjuct assistant professor in Liberal & Civic Studies, will moderate a panel called “Writing Our Way Home: Shaping Tradition, History and Culture” with authors Luisa Igloria, Jon Pineda and Lysley Tenorio (associate professor in Engli

Help Plant Fruit Trees at SMC

Help make SMC more sustainable. Offset your air travel carbon footprint by donating $30 for a fruit tree to be planted by students this winter in the Legacy Garden. See Julie Welch at the BBQ farmers market table on Wed., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Our goal is to add 50 fruiting plants.  Cash or check only.

Staff Council December Meeting

Date & Time 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:00 to 13:30

Staff Council would like to extend an invitation to all staff to participate in our open session from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th. Attendees are also welcome to stay on to observe the closed session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jennifer Pigza, Associate Director of CILSA, the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action, who was to be our guest speaker, has deferred her visit to the January 14th meeting. The Council will be focusing on our own committee work during this session.

Love Is Louder Week

On the week of September 30th, there will be a series of events to address the national health observance of Mental Health Awareness Week and the importance of an inclusive and safe environment that promotes positive messages about reaching out for help during times of adversity.  
To promote awareness and our institutions principal on inclusivity; a reach out campaign known as Love Is Louder will provide programming for students. Join us to help show our community how we care and how we can build stronger more positive messages of support for others.  

Saturday Seminars / Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Jo Gusman

Date & Time 
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:30 to 13:00

A Presentation by Jo Gusman entitled, "Differentiated Strategies for Diverse Learners"

Saturday Seminars / Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Kathy Glass

Date & Time 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 08:30 to 13:00

Keynote Presentation by Kathy Glass entitled, "Making Sense of Common Core Standards: Strategies for Success!"

  • Acclaimed national presenter
  • Author of 6 books including "Mapping Comprehensive Units to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards"
  • Former teacher, now consults on curriculum and instruction

Our Saturday Seminars / Distinguished Speaker Series offer you:

Kalmanovitz School of Education ALL PROGRAM Information Session for Prospective Students

Date & Time 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 10:00 to 12:00

The Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California will host an All- Program Information Session for Prospective Students.

2014 Staff Handbook

For the first time the Office of Human Resources offers a keyword searchable staff handbook online in order to facilitate your user experience and to support our campus' sustainability goals. You can view different sections by choosing a section in the blue navigation area on the left sidebar or scroll down to the table of contents below. You also now have the option to print a specific section of the handbook or download the complete handbook which includes a new index to help make searching a specific topic easier.

Do you have a suggestion for a policy? If so, please use our online form found in the section called Request a Change (right after Appendix B). Our staff handbook committee will be reviewing recommendations and suggestion submitted on this form twice a year in the Summer and Winter to determine the need for updates.

Once you have reviewed the handbook please be sure to complete the online Acknowledgement Form located in Appendix A. If you still have questions, please contact Human Resources at 925-631-4212.

As a staff member at Saint Mary’s College of California (also referred to in this Staff Handbook as “Saint Mary’s College,” “Saint Mary’s” or “College”), you are engaged in advancing the College’s Mission and are an important part of the College community. We hope you will find your work at Saint Mary’s College to be rewarding, challenging and productive. 

Skip to the table of contents or download the entire handbook as a PDF.

To Whom the Staff Handbook Applies

This Staff Handbook as amended from time to time is intended to inform individuals employed in or assigned to staff positions at the College of their benefits and obligations as an employee of the College. Staff positions cover all positions at the College other than faculty appointments to teach. Individuals employed at or assigned to the College who hold faculty appointments (whether tenure-track or non-tenure–track) to teach are covered by the Faculty Handbook.

Staff Employees Who Concurrently Hold Faculty Status

Individuals assigned to work at or who are employed by the College in a staff position (i.e., in any non-teaching role) and who concurrently hold faculty appointments to teach must also refer to the Faculty Handbook, as they may be covered by applicable provisions of both this Handbook and the Faculty Handbook, depending on the context and their role (staff or teaching) in which a work-related situation arises. When an individual has both staff and teaching responsibilities and, as a result holds concurrent staff and faculty status, the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or designee, in consultation with the Provost, makes the final decision as to which handbook controls the particular issue(s) and/or conduct.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Saint Mary’s College Staff Handbook

Please read the Handbook carefully and return the acknowledgement form (Appendix A), signed and dated, to Human Resources. This Handbook may be amended from time to time. You will find the most recent version of the Handbook by following the links below. Review each section to determine if there have been updates to it, or visit our What's New! page to see if anything was changed. If you have questions about any of the information contained in this Handbook, including if a section you are relying on is the most current one, please contact Human Resources (x4212), as you are presumed to have notice of and to understand its contents.

SECTION 1. Key Employment Policies & Conditions of Employment
SECTION 2. Employee Conduct & Responsibilities
SECTION 3. Working at Saint Mary’s College
SECTION 4. Recruitment and Employment
SECTION 5. Development, Training & Performance Feedback
SECTION 6. Communication & Problem Solving
SECTION 7. Compensation
SECTION 8. Benefits
SECTION 9. Safety, Health & Environmental Services
SECTION 10. End of Employment
Appendix A: Acknowledgment of Receipt of Saint Mary’s College Staff Handbook
Appendix B: Saint Mary’s College of California Technology Use Policy
What's New! – 2014 Staff Handbook changes from 2007 edition


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