Message from the Director of Human Resources


Welcome to the Spelman College Community!


You are now part of a proud tradition of academic, professional and moral excellence. We look forward to working with you and helping you succeed. To that end, we have developed this handbook as a guide.


This handbook is designed to acquaint you with Spelman and provide you with information about working conditions, employee benefits, and some of the policies affecting your employment. You should read, understand, and comply with all provisions of the handbook. It describes many of your responsibilities as an employee and outlines the programs developed by Spelman to benefit employees. One of our objectives is to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.


No employee handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question about policy. As Spelman continues to grow, the need may arise and Spelman reserves the right to revise, supplement, or rescind any policies or portion of the handbook from time to time as it deems appropriate, in its sole and absolute discretion. The only exception to any changes is our employment-at-will policy permitting you or Spelman to end our relationship for any reason at any time. Employees will, of course, be notified of such changes to the handbook as they occur.


The next page is an acknowledgement form. Please print a copy of this page, sign it and forward it to the Office of Human Resources.


Should you have questions regarding any of the information contained in this handbook, please feel free to contact my office for assistance.


Again, welcome to Spelman!



Bernadette Cohen
Director of Human Resources



          Policy No.  40  Effective Date:  9/1/2000  Revision Date:  3/31/2006