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Lost and Found

Scope

All employees.

Policy

The College will provide designated areas to handle lost-and-found items.

Procedure

The Campus Safety office will maintain a lost-and-found area where items may be turned in or reclaimed.

College keys found on campus are to be turned in to Facilities Operations for identification.

Items unclaimed after six months will be turned over to Facilities Operations to be disposed of according to the Surplus Goods Policy.

Revised 7/97 - Cabinet approved

Keys

Scope

All regular faculty and staff.

Policy

Access to College facilities may be granted by issuance of keys and/or card access to designated individuals. Use, security and control of such items remain the responsibility of the designated individual until such time as they are returned. Administrative personnel will be given the necessary keys and/or card access to their assigned office and support service area. All faculty members will be issued keys and/or card access to their assigned office, laboratories and classrooms. Union employees will be issued keys and/or card access as needed to carry out their work assignments.

Any individual who is authorized by his or her supervisor to be in an assigned office, laboratory or classroom outside of normal working hours is entitled to one key and/or card access to open the exterior door of that building.

Campus Safety will normally open and close facilities for special functions. The issuing of keys and/or card access on a temporary basis to an employee for this purpose will require authorization from the appropriate President’s Administrative Council officer.

In general, students may not possess exterior door keys and/or card access to any academic or administrative building.  Exceptions to this must have approval from Campus Safety and the appropriate President’s Administrative Council officer.

The Facilities Operations department will have the responsibility to install, repair, maintain, and service locks, and well as creation of physical keys.  Information Technology will review and approve all key requests as appropriate, distribute keys, and keep inventory records of issued keys.

Residence hall keys will remain under the control of the Residential Life department. The Director of Residential Life will request keys as necessary.

Departmental and individual mailbox keys are issued/monitored at the Campus Post Office.

Procedure

Request for keys and/or card access shall be submitted to .  Such requests must be initiated by the Department Chair in academic areas or a Director level administrator in non-academic areas unless additional authorization is required by the responsible Vice President. The person to whom the keys are issued must visit the Helpdesk to sign for the keys.

Department chairs or director-level administrators may only approve access for their assigned building or area.

All keys issued must be returned to Human Resources at the time employment ends, or in the case of a departmental transfer.  New keys for the replacement person or transferred employee will be provided upon receipt of a fresh submission of a key request to

The Human Resources office shall provide these recovered keys back to Helpdesk in a timely manner.

Sub-contracted employees, such as ABM or Bon Appetit employees, who have been issued keys must turn those keys into the Director level administrator or Department Chair to whom their company reports.  That administrator or chair must then return the keys to Helpdesk in a timely manner.

Mailbox keys are issued at the Campus Post Office and are subject to a fee for lost/replacement keys.

Approved by President’s Administrative Council – February 2012

Conflict of Interest (COI)

Summary

The purpose of this policy is to assist the College in identifying, disclosing, and resolving potential conflicts of interest.

Scope

The following statement of policy applies to:

  • each member of the Board of Trustees (hereinafter referred to as “Board”), and
  • all members of the President’s Administrative Council (PAC), Faculty, and Staff

Fiduciary Responsibility

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff serve the College and have a clear obligation to conduct all affairs of the College in an upright and honest manner. Each person should make necessary decisions using sound judgment and ethical considerations.

Responsibility for Disclosure

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff should be aware of the requirement under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to disclose in the footnotes to the College’s annual, audited financial statements material “related party” transactions. It is the College’s policy to prepare its annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP.

Generally accepted accounting principles state, in part, that:

Financial statements shall include disclosure of material related party transactions, other than compensation arrangements, expense allowances, and other similar items in the ordinary course of business. The disclosures shall include:

  1. The nature of the relationship(s) involved;
  2. A description of the transaction, including transactions to which no amounts or nominal amounts were ascribed, for each of the periods for which statements of activities are presented, and such other information deemed necessary to an understanding of the effects of the transactions on the financial statements;
  3. The dollar amounts of transactions for each of the periods for which statements of activities are presented and the effects of any change in the method of establishing the terms from that used in the preceding period;
  4. Amounts due from or to related parties as of the date of each statement of financial position presented and, if not otherwise apparent, the terms and manner of settlement.

In some cases, aggregation of similar transactions by type of related party may be appropriate. Sometimes, the effect of the relationship between the parties may be so pervasive that disclosure of the relationship alone will be sufficient. If necessary to the understanding of the relationship, the name of the related party should be disclosed.

Additionally, the IRS Federal Form 990 requires the College to disclose information about transactions with Members of the Board and Officers or other Key Employees. These disclosures relate to:

  1. The independence of voting members of the Members of the Board, Officers and Key Employees;
  2. Family and business relationships between Members of the Board, Officers, and Key Employees;
  3. Receipt of grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, prizes, awards or other assistance by Members of the Board, Officers, and Key Employees.

Policy

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff agree to place the welfare of the College above personal interests, interests of family members, or others who may be personally involved in substantial affairs affecting the College’s basic functions.

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff shall disclose fully the precise nature of their interest or involvement when participating in any transaction for the College in which another party to the transaction includes:

  • himself or herself;
  • a member of the family (spouse, parents, brothers, sisters, children, and any other immediate relatives); or
  • an organization with which the member of the Board, PAC, Faculty, or Staff, or his/her family, is affiliated.

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff shall disclose family relationships with other trustees or officers of the College.

Disclosure shall be made at the first knowledge of the conflict.

Disclosure

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff shall disclose all relationships and business affiliations which may now, or in the future, potentially conflict with the interests of the College or bring personal gain to them or their family or business. Disclosure must be made if any member of the Board, PAC, Faculty, or Staff or a member of his or her family or a business owned by any member of the Board, PAC, Faculty, or Staff or their relations:

  • receives compensation or other payment from the College, other than reimbursement of expenses under an accountable plan, and for Faculty/Staff other than for their primary employment with the College;
  • receives a grant, scholarship, fellowship, internship, prize, award or other assistance (including provision of goods, services, or use of facilities), regardless of amount (For Faculty and Staff amounts received as part of the individual’s primary employment with the College are excluded.);
  • is an officer, director, trustee, partner, employee, or agent of an organization with which the College has business dealings;
  • is either the actual or beneficial owner of more than one percent (1%) of the voting stock or controlling interest or an organization with which the College has business dealings;
  • employs or is employed by another Member of the Board, PAC, Faculty, or Staff in which the other party owns more than 35% of the business;
  • acts with another Member of the Board, PAC, Faculty, or Staff, as director, trustee, officer or owner of greater than 10% each, in the same business or investment entity;
  • has any other direct or indirect dealings with an individual or organization doing business with the College from which he or she is materially benefited (i.e., through the receipt directly or indirectly of cash, gifts, or other property).

All disclosures required by staff and PAC will be handled by the Vice President of Finance and Administration; all disclosures required by Faculty will be handled by the Provost; and all disclosures of conflicts and potential conflicts, including disclosures by Members of the Board, shall be referred to the Chair of the Audit Committee. Information disclosed to the Chair of the Audit Committee, Provost or the Vice President of Finance and Administration will be held in confidence, except when the College’s best interests would be served by bringing the information to the attention of the Executive Committee of the Board and/or the officers of the College.

Restraint on Participation

Members of the Board, PAC, Faculty, and Staff who have a conflict of interest in any matter shall refrain from participating in the consideration of the proposed transaction. The person or persons involved will not vote on such matters.

Determination of Possible Conflict of Interst

Any individual who is uncertain about a conflict of interest in any matter shall disclose such possible conflict to the appropriate individual as noted above.

Each person covered by this policy will complete and update a copy of the College’s Disclosure Letter annually.

If a potential conflict of interest arises subsequent to the submission of the annual Disclosure Letter, the persons covered by this policy are responsible for advising of such occurrence as soon as possible but not later than thirty (30) days after the occurrence.

Failure to Disclose

Members of the Board and the President’s Administrative Council and other Key Employees (as defined by IRS regulations) who are requested to file this Conflict of Interest Statement should recognize that such filing is a requirement for continued affiliation or employment with the College, and, further, that failure to knowingly disclose a potential conflict of interest could result in disaffiliation or termination of employment.

Faculty or Staff who knowingly fail to disclose a potential conflict of interest will be subject to corrective action. Any sanction will be determined in accordance with faculty personnel policies as defined in the Faculty Handbook.

Adopted: October 22, 2009

Disability - Long Term

Albion College provides salary continuation for full-time salaried and union employees at sixty percent (60%) of an employee's monthly salary for employees who are eligible to participate in the Long-Term Total Disability Plan.

 

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