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Reassignment

Section: IV. ADSV - 207
Approved By: Dr. Ivan Harrell, 06/25/19
Last Review: 06/25/19  
Last Revision: 02/23/10, 07/11/11
Prior Revisions: 02/18/04
Initial Adoption: Unknown

Policy

Reassignment:

In the event an exempt employee is to be removed or chooses to leave an exempt position, the President shall have the option of reassignment, rather than dismissal of the exempt employee. This option is provided to the President for the following reasons:

  1. To allow the President the flexibility of reorganizing the College administration without dismissing an exempt employee.
  2. To allow an exempt employee to be reassigned as an academic employee following an exempt appointment. An exempt employee reassigned to an academic position, shall be placed on the academic employee salary schedule with full credit for experience (exempt and academic related) and academic preparation, and shall retain all seniority rights and accrued benefits.
  3. To encourage a qualified academic employee to accept an exempt appointment by ensuring the academic employee the right to return to his/her previous position should she/he request to do so.
  4. To allow compliance with the provisions of RCW 28B.50.860, which states that an academic employee, upon appointment to an exempt appointment, shall be allowed to retain her/his academic employee tenure.

In the event an exempt employee is to be reassigned, the President shall give the following notice in writing:

  1. Thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the reassignment where the new assignment is at the same level (or higher) and at the same salary (or higher).
  2. Ninety (90) days prior to the effective date of the reassignment where the new assignment is at a lower level of salary or where the reassignment is to a teaching, counseling, or other non-administrative position.
  3. Thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the reassignment whenthe College Board has declared a financial emergency.

The President may waive the notice requirement with concurrence by the affected employee.

Separation:

In the event a regular exempt employee is to be separated from employment, the President shall give not less than the following notice in writing:

  1. Ninety (90) days’ notice of separation prior to the effective date of the employee's separation. A decision to separate an employee from employment may be made for any reason and the notice of separation is not required to include the basis for the decision to separate.
  2. Thirty (30) days’ notice of dismissal prior to the effective date of termination when the employee is being terminated for cause prior to the end of the appointment.
  3. Thirty (30) days’ notice of separation prior to the effective date of separation when the employee is being separated due to financial exigency, following a Board declaration of a financial emergency when the source of funds supporting the appointment are operating dollars, or following notice from a funding source that the funds are ending when the funds supporting the position are special contract, grant or non-operating dollars.

Notice of separation or dismissal is not required for a temporary exempt employee completing their temporary appointment. In the event a temporary exempt employee’s appointment is to be terminated prior to completion of the temporary appointment, the College administrator having supervisory and budget authority over the position shall give not less than the following notice in writing:

  • Fifteen (15) days’ notice of separation prior to the effective date of separation when the employee is being separated due to a regular appointment having been made to the position.
  • Thirty (30) days notice of dismissal prior to the effective date of termination when the employee is being terminated for cause during the course of the appointment.
  • Thirty (30) days’ notice of separation prior to the effective date of termination when the employee is being separated due to financial exigency, following a Board declaration of a financial emergency when the source of funds supporting the appointment are operating dollars, or following notice from a funding source that the funds are ending when the funds supporting the position are special contract, grant or non-operating dollars.

Resignation:

An exempt employee may resign from service at any time. In order to remain in good standing with the College, the exempt employee must provide not less than the following written notice to his/her appointing authority:

  • An Executive or Administrative Employee – at least 28 calendar day’s notice of resignation prior to the effective date of resignation. Executive and administrative employees are encouraged to and should provide not less than 90 calendar days notice whenever possible.
  • A Professional Employee – at least 14 calendar day’s notice of resignation prior to the effective date of resignation. Professional employees are encouraged to and should provide not less than 30 calendar days notice whenever possible.
  • The notice requirements may be waived by mutual agreement of the appointing authority and the affected employee.

Following receipt of written notice of resignation to the appointing authority, the College will respond with written acknowledgement of the resignation.

The resigning employee does not have any rights to withdraw a resignation; however the appointing authority may permit withdrawal of a resignation at any time prior to the effective date of the resignation.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and information regarding the reassignment or termination of an exempt employee, or the resignation by the exempt employee.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

This policy applies to all exempt employees, except the President of the College.

References

Board Policy Manual Ch V - Personnel

Board Resolution 75-6 Appointing Authority for Administrative and Academic Personnel Civil Service Employment RCW 28B.50.860 – Faculty Tenure – Tenure Retained Upon Administrative Appointment.

Administrative Policy ADSV 201 – Appointments

Definitions

Appointment – the position to which an employee has been hired, except that after hire, the position to which an employee is assigned.

Procedure

None