The Catholic University of America

Employment Policies

Policies on the "Employment-Staff" page are intended to include all employment policies applicable to staff employees at the university. "Staff" means all employes who are not appointed to the Instructional Staff ("Instructional Staff" is defined in the Faculty Handbook and includes Instructors, tenure track and tenured faculty and faculty with non-tenure contract appointments. It also includes Faculty Associates such as Research Professors, visiting professors, adjunct professors, lecturers, research or clinical associates and teaching or research assistants.)

Employment policies for Instructional Staff, including faculty, are generally found in the Faculty Handbook. However, some of the policies on the drop-down menu under "Employment-Staff" on the left side of this page may also be applicable to some Instructional Staff. For example, the information under "Benefits: Plans" is applicable to Instructional Staff, including faculty, whose appointment makes them eligible for university benefits. The page header will read "Employment: Faculty and Staff -- Benefits," to indicate that the policies on that page are applicable to faculty as well as staff employees.

This web page should be considered the most complete and current version of policies applicable to staff employees.

Any questions about which policies apply to any particular employee may be addressed to the Office of Human Resources or to the Office of General Counsel.