Personnel Manual


Pacific Lutheran University strives to maintain a stable, competent work force which is well-informed in all employment matters and to provide employees with reasonable opportunities for growth, expression of ideas, work satisfaction and recognition for their contributions. The Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual will assist you in understanding the institution and your employment rights and responsibilities.

By accepting employment at PLU, you have become a member of a community that is dedicated to providing students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs that prepare them for a lifetime of success – both in their careers and in service to others. The contributions of all employees help the university realize its primary mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care.

The policies and procedures contained in this manual are in no way intended to be nor should they be interpreted as a contract between Pacific Lutheran University and any of its employees. It is a living document, and will change as PLU changes. From time to time, PLU must modify its policies. Information is current as of the time of publication and may be subject to change or repeal at any time, with or without notice, at the discretion of PLU. Employment of staff is at the will of the university. Staff employees may be terminated at any time for any reason with or without notice.

Since faculty policies and procedures are described in the Faculty Handbook, the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual will apply only to staff except as otherwise indicated in any individual policy.

Should you wish further explanation of the policies in this manual, your supervisor or Human Resources can provide assistance.