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Summaries of Personnel Policy and Procedures
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Affirmative ActionWhat is Americans with Disability Act (ADA)?
When should I report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment?
Any employee who believes that they have been offended or who has knowledge of an alleged incident of discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment has an obligation to report it immediately. The college has an obligation to investigate the allegations and take actions, as needed.
All CSCC administrators, managers, employees, faculty and students have a responsibility to participate in these investigations. There is no immunity however; confidentiality will be protected as much as possible.
The College also has an obligation to pursue corrective action, if it is determined that intentional and/or malicious frivolous charges have been made.
Anonymous allegations are generally not accepted and/or investigated.
If you feel that you have been offended, you should first immediately and clearly inform the person engaging in the behavior that it is offensive and must stop. If you are not able to speak with the person yourself, you may seek assistance from the College.
If the offensive behavior continues, you should immediately contact one of the people listed below, as applicable:
Your Manager (or his/her manager)
Your HR Representative (ext. 2408)
Equal Employment (EEO)/Title IX Coordinator. (ext. 5519)
The Department of Public Safety. (ext. 2525)
The Student Code of Conduct Program Coordinator, regarding students (ext. 2117)
Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
What Does It Mean To Be An "Exempt" or "Nonexempt" Employee?
These terms have to do with your status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally, employees are classified as "exempt" or "nonexempt" based on the kind of work they do. If you're an exempt employee, you'll probably be paid a set salary. Usually this salary will be pretty high, much higher than what you'd be earning at minimum wage, and you won't be covered by the FLSA. Nonexempt employees are protected by the FLSA. If you're nonexempt, you have to be paid at least the minimum wage for all the hours you work, and extra overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a single workweek. Read more.
How Does Overtime Pay Work?
Currently, a portion of Columbus State Community College’s (CSCC) full-time staff and full-time faculty members are represented by one of three unions, all with national affiliations.
- Physical Plant Department is composed of the Groundskeepers, Building Services workers, and Maintenance personnel and represented by the Teamsters Local Unit #284.
- Public Safety Department is comprised of Police Officers, Sergeants, Dispatchers, and Safety/Security personnel and organized under a contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge #9.
- All full-time faculty members are represented by Columbus State Education Association (CSEA), an affiliate of Ohio Education Association (OEA) and National Education Association (NEA).
Effective labor relations and the collective bargaining process impact all areas of Human Resources (HR). However, the primary responsibility of labor relations rests with the Employment Services Section in HR and in particular with the Labor and Human Resource Advisor. Listed below are the duties of the Advisor:
- Leading contract negotiations and producing collective bargaining agreements
- Providing necessary contract interpretation and administration
- Ensuring the spirit and terms of the collective bargaining agreements are fulfilled
- Representing the College at labor-management meetings
- Offering advice and guidance on employment laws, regulations, and issues to CSCC managers and departmental leaders
- Conducting related training and development for employees and supervisors
- Serving as a human resource generalist, which includes overseeing the hiring, evaluation, and discipline processes in unionized departments
- Representing the College at arbitrations, pre-disciplinary hearings, hearings, mediations, fact-finding conferences, and related proceedings