Administrative Divisions

Political Events and Rallies

Scope

All faculty and staff

Basis

Please note the following summary of legal guidelines for what colleges and their employees can and can't do during the political election cycle.  This is based on Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), which prohibits nonprofit organizations, as a condition of their tax-exempt status, from engaging in "any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."

  • Employees and representatives may not use their position, or the reputation or resources of the college, to endorse, support, or oppose a candidate.

  • Colleges can educate students on how to effectively participate in the electoral process as long as the professor remains nonpartisan.

  • Nonpartisan encouragement of faculty members and students to be responsible citizens who vote and take an interest in the political process is allowed.

  • Colleges may organize voter registration campaigns but must ensure that they are strictly nonpartisan.

  • Colleges may educate students about moral issues and advocate biblical values; however, such teaching and advocacy may not include expression of support for a particular political candidate or party.

  • Employees are free to become personally involved in political campaigns so long as (1) they do so without using the college's financial resources, reputation, facilities, or personnel either directly or indirectly; and (2) they clearly and unambiguously indicate that their actions and statements are personal and not on behalf of the
    college.

Policy

Public political events/rallies for the sole or almost exclusive purpose of advancing a candidacy of a person(s) for public office may only occur if those events are sponsored by an officially recognized club/organization. These programs fall under the same guidelines and controls that govern any other campus event. Individuals who are not affiliated with Albion College may not reserve space and utilize campus resources for public political events/rallies for the sole or almost exclusive purpose of advancing a candidacy of a person(s) for public office.

Cabinet reviewed 9/2008

Pets and Other Animals

Scope

All faculty and staff

Policy

It is the policy of Albion College to provide a safe, non-threatening, and healthy working environment for all employees, students, and visitors. In an effort to respond to concerns of health (especially allergies), fear, and safety, the presence of animals in the workplace poses a safety concern as well as a risk of potential liability for the College. Therefore, animals are not permitted in any building or College vehicle. The only exception to this policy applies to service animals (e.g., seeing eye dogs) and the use of animals as part of the curriculum. This applies to all campus buildings and all College vehicles at all times. Animals are further prohibited from access to athletics fields and must be leashed at all times when on College property.

Cabinet reviewed 4/2008

Pets and Other Animals

Scope

All faculty and staff

Policy

It is the policy of Albion College to provide a safe, non-threatening, and healthy working environment for all employees, students, and visitors. In an effort to respond to concerns of health (especially allergies), fear, and safety, the presence of animals in the workplace poses a safety concern as well as a risk of potential liability for the College. Therefore, animals are not permitted in any building or College vehicle. The only exception to this policy applies to service animals (e.g., seeing eye dogs) and the use of animals as part of the curriculum. This applies to all campus buildings and all College vehicles at all times. Animals are further prohibited from access to athletics fields and must be leashed at all times when on College property.

Cabinet reviewed 4/2008

Paydays

Scope

All employees

Policy

Paydays for salaried employees are the last working day of each month for time worked through that month. The College encourages electronic deposit to any banking institution in the United States that is a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Hourly employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.The College encourages electronic deposit to any banking institution in the United States that is a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Procedure

Enrolling and Changes:

Forms for employee's electronic deposit are available via the link below as well as in the Payroll Office or Human Resources Office. A voided check or other verification of Routing and Account numbers must accompany the Direct Deposit form.

pdfDirect Deposit Authorization

Cancellation:

Although all employees are encouraged to use direct deposit, there are circumstances in which an employee may need a paper check. Please complete the Direct Deposit Cancellation form.

pdfDirect Deposit Cancellation Form

Cabinet reviewed 7/97, page updated 8/2013

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