All faculty and staff
It is the policy of Albion College to prohibit the carrying, possession, or use of weapons on College property or at College-sponsored activities and events unless authorized by the President or his/her designee. Possession includes, but is not limited to, storage in offices, lockers, desks, briefcases, or personal vehicles parked on College property. A weapon is defined as any instrument whose design or purpose is to damage property, to injure others, or for fighting, self-defense, or hunting.
Cabinet reviewed 2/2008
Vans (See - Motor Pool)
All faculty and administrative employees
Albion College owns 15-passenger vans and a 26-passenger bus that may be used for College related business. Preference in scheduling all but one of the vans is given to sporting events. Others may reserve vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drivers of motor pool vehicles must have the appropriate driver's license. An annual review of driving records is conducted and kept on file in Facilities Operations. Drivers are responsible for the safe operation of the vehicles and are required to comply with all applicable laws. Seat belt use is required.
Vehicles are to be returned in a clean condition and any problems reported to the Campus Services supervisor.
Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited in College-owned or leased vehicles.
Drivers of College-owned or leased automobiles are to be drug and alcohol free. They are not to possess or use or have detectible levels of drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol in their systems while on duty for the college. Passengers are not permitted to possess or use any drugs (controlled substances) or alcohol while in transit.
A completed departmental charge form must be sent to Campus Services at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure. The form must include the destination, departure date, return date and designated driver and be signed by either the department director or department chairperson.
The department using the vehicles will be charged mileage (rates are determined by the Vice President for Finance and Management.)
Revised 7/97 - Cabinet approved
Retirement Program - TIAA/CREF Retirement Annunity
Full-time faculty and salaried administrative employees.
All full time faculty and administrative employees become eligible for and are required to participate in the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association /College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA/CREF) retirement program the first day of the month following two years of employment. Faculty or administrative employees who, upon hire, have already satisfied the two year wait period at another 403(b) eligible institution, will be immediately eligible for participation in the College’s retirement program. Contributions under this retirement plan will be made on a monthly basis and deposited to the employee’s TIAA/CREF Retirement Annuity in accordance with the following schedule:
Contributions as a Percent of Regular Salary/Wages
|Full-time Faculty and Administrators
||By the Participant
||By the College
| On salary up to $15,700
| On salary above $15,700
|* Eligible Part-time Faculty and Administrators
|* refer to Summary Plan Document for details
Please refer to the Summary Plan Document for complete plan details.
After completing two years of employment, an employee is contacted by the Human Resources Office to enroll in the retirement program. (Eligibility start date is the first of a month following two years of employment.) The employee is required to complete the forms necessary for enrollment, including the naming of a beneficiary and allocation of premiums to TIAA (fixed annuity) or CREF (variable annuity).
Further information is available through the Human Resources Office or by contacting TIAA/CREF directly using the 800 phone number on your TIAA/CREF statement.
TIAA/CREF Contact Information:
4660 S. Hagadoen Road Suite 130
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Customer Services: 866-842-2825
Web Page: http://www.tiaa-cref.org/
TIAA-CREF Automated Telephone Service - 1 800 842-2252
- Use touch-tone entry to change your allocation or transfer funds, get accumulation balances and last premium credited, and/or hear prerecorded information on CREF account performance and TIAA interest and dividend rates.
- Available 24 hours a day.
Speak with an individual consultant about your TIAA-CREF retirement plan or tax-deferred annuity.
Advisor Services - 1 888 842-0318
Adinistrative Council reviewed 10/2011
All faculty and staff.
The College will reimburse an employee for necessary travel expenses incurred while on approved College-related business including overnight lodging, meals and local transportation costs. An employee shall use good judgement and discretion when incurring such expenses.
Employees who use their personal automobiles on approved College-related business will be reimbursed on a cents-per-mile basis as designated by the Business Affairs office for travel expenses incurred or the current market price for coach air transportation for such trip, where applicable, whichever is less.
With the approval of the employee's supervisor, an advance for travel can be arranged through the Accounting office.
To be reimbursed for expenses, the employee must obtain and complete an "Expense Report" form (available from your department supervisor or from Campus Services), have it signed by the employee's supervisor and submit it, together with the proper receipts, to the Accounting office.
A travel advance is obtained by requesting funds, on a "Direct Payment Voucher," from the Accounting office. After the trip, and within thirty (30) days, receipts must be submitted to the Accounting office with an "Expense Report" form. The employee must refund any extra money advanced or will subsequently receive reimbursement for additional expenses over the amount of the advance.
Fines incurred for traffic or parking violations are the responsibility of the employee.
The College reserves the right to determine the amount of reimbursement where expense items are extravagant or questionable in nature.
Cabinet reviewed 7/97