The Human Resources Policy Manual is a comprehensive guide to University-wide employment-related policies that apply to St. John’s University administrators and staff. It is intended for supervisor use. The policies give supervisors the ability to make decisions within a framework that promotes consistency and objectivity. The University adheres to all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
See below for Recent Policy Updates, or search the Alphabetical list or Table of Contents view. HR Policies that apply to Faculty are listed separately below.
These human resources policies are not intended to create either an implied nor expressed contract or guarantee of employment or contractual obligation between the University and its employees. The University reserves the right to interpret, change, modify, add, delete or not apply all or part of the policy manual at any time. The manual includes policy information covering areas such as employment, work environment, employee relations, benefits, time off, compensation and administrative operations. In addition to the policies contained in the Human Resources Policy Manual, the University issues and maintains policies in other areas that affect employment. Employees should consult with other appropriate offices for additional applicable policies.
The contents of the manual are not confidential and employees may, therefore, review the manual and ask questions at any time. The manual is maintained and updated by Human Resources. To notify the office of any corrections needed or for policy updates or questions, please contact HR Services at 718-990-1502 on the Queens campus.
Human Resources also maintains the Employee Handbook for administrators and staff. This useful resource contains employment policy summaries, procedures, and other practical information relating to the University and your work-life. Student workers should refer to the Student Worker Resource Guide.
Welcome to the Human Resources Policy Page for Faculty
Below you will find links to various Human Resources policies that apply to St. John's faculty members. This list is not exhaustive, but serves to supplement other sources of policy, procedure and rules that apply to faculty, such as may be located in the University Statutes, the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the online Faculty Resource Guide provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning, or as communicated by the Office of the Provost or your college's Dean's office. If any information contained in these HR Policies differs from that which is stated in the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, then the CBA language prevails. Additionally, faculty members should always refer to the CBA for procedural protocols and benefit entitlements, as they may be more expansive than provided for in HR policy.
Because the University retains the ability to revise its Human Resources policies and to create additional policies, you should periodically check this page for updated information. You may also contact Human Resources directly if you have any questions.
Sick Time Policy for Adjuncts (PDF) - Adjunct faculty hired to work at least eighty (80) hours per calendar year are entitled to accrue one (1) hour of paid sick time for every thirty (30) hours worked, up to a maximum of forty (40) hours of paid sick time a year.