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Policies & Procedures - HR Mission Statement

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to assist in the accomplishment of the College’s educational mission, provide dynamic leadership in all phases of human resource management, assure fair employment practices as they relate to all College’s employees and to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements pertaining to human resource management that apply to the College.

HUMAN RESOURCES GOALS/VALUES

The Citadel’s mission, as an agency of the State of South Carolina, is to serve the State and its people through teaching, research and public service. The Citadel is committed to the following fundamental goals:

A. To continually seek the highest degree of excellence possible. Employees at all levels, individually and collectively, must be committed to the goal of excellence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

B. To administer policies and procedures fairly, ensuring that respect for each one’s individual dignity and worth is maintained regardless of position and that no employee or applicant for employment is discriminated against because of age, race, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability or veteran status.

C. To provide open and honest leadership that fosters loyalty and confidence in management, expecting all College leadership to treat those under their direction as they would want to be treated.

D. To provide free and open channels of communication for employees at all levels and to handle employees’ complaints promptly, equitably and consistently.

E. To provide each employee with worthwhile and honest work, competitive wages and benefits, and safe, convenient and pleasant working conditions as possible.

F. To provide each employee with opportunity for self improvement and advancement at the College.

Combined, these six value statements express the basic Human Resources Management philosophy of The Citadel.

Through its Department of Human Resources, the College will provide service to internal and external customers by developing and implementing policies, procedures and practices relating to employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, staff development, and human resources information system programs which will attract, enhance, and help retain energetic and highly qualified faculty and staff employees; support and facilitate communication; enhance office efficiency and effectiveness; and ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and college laws, regulations, and policies pertaining or related to human resources.

The Citadel promotes and values as its guiding principles the following perspectives and personal characteristics:

l Ethics, honesty, truth, and fairness;

l Work and self discipline;

l Ideas, values, and opinions of others;

l Knowledge, enthusiasm for discovery and lifelong learning;

l Decision making and the acceptance of responsibilities for choices;

GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The Human Resources Department, reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs, is responsible for the following functions:

l Personnel Administration,

l Management of the Compilation of Salary and Wage Data for Payrolls,

l Employee Benefits,

l Recruitment, Selection and Hiring of Personnel,

l Administering Compensation Plans & Programs,

l Coordination of Training and Development of Personnel,

l Employee Relations,

l Records Management,

l Mail Delivery.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The Director of Human Resources is charged with the following:

l Administration of programs in recruitment, selection, and hiring process of personnel;

l Administration of the employee benefits program;

l Administration of the assembly and compilation of College's salary and wage data; Administration of training and development programs for personnel;

l Administration of employer/employee relations programs, including all aspects of fair employment practices;

l Representation of the College in hearings relative to unemployment, workers' compensation, fair employment practices, Office of Civil Rights, and, when directed, other employee-related risk management assignments;

l Service on campus committees and task forces, as assigned;

l Supervision of the storage/destruction of Administrative Records;

l Supervision of Citadel Post Office; and

l Performance of other duties assigned by the Vice Presidents for Finance/Business Affairs.

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