Employee Handbook for Administrative, Professional, and Support Staff Employees

G7.02 Employee Handbook for Administrative, Professional, and Support Staff Employees


This handbook has been prepared by the Office of Human Resources as a guide to inform Missouri State University employees of their responsibilities and benefits. This is the handbook of employment policies and procedures. Employees are strongly encouraged to read this handbook and keep it available for reference. Every attempt has been made to ensure that this handbook is complete and that the policies and procedures contained herein conform to local, state and federal requirements, as well as to recognized principles of employment practices and standards. Employees who have questions about employment policies or procedures that are not answered in this handbook should contact their supervisor, departmental administrator or the Office of Human Resources for assistance. This handbook also is available on the Missouri State University website at www.missouristate.edu/StaffHandbook.

It is our sincere hope that all Missouri State University employees find their employment to be both personally and professionally rewarding. To this end, our goal is to create a work environment which is fair to all employees and which is conducive to the attainment of excellence in supporting the university's vital mission. All Missouri State University employees should understand the university's mission and be dedicated to the ultimate goal of providing the very best educational experience possible for the men and women attending Missouri State University.

We sincerely hope employees find opportunity and satisfaction in their work and become valuable and loyal members of the Missouri State University campus community.


This handbook is not a contract of employment. Administrative, professional, and support staff employees are employed at the will of the Board of Governors. Employment may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, subject only to any rules or policies the Governors may have approved. The university retains the right to change, modify, suspend, interpret, or cancel in whole or in part any of its published or unpublished policies or practices without advance notice. If handbook statements are found to be in conflict with existing or future state or federal laws, regulations, policies or procedures, such rules shall supersede and prevail over the handbook statements. This edition of the Employee Handbook supersedes previous editions of the Employee Handbook.

Regulations and policies contained herein shall cover all administrative, professional, and support staff employed by Missouri State University. Policies pertaining to faculty members are in the Faculty Handbook.

Employee handbook policies

Employee handbook policies include: