I. 102 - Introductory Statement

This staff policy handbook is designed to acquaint staff members with Drury University and provide general information about working conditions, staff member benefits, and policies affecting employment. Staff members should read, understand, and comply with all provisions of the handbook. It describes many of the responsibilities of a staff member and outlines the programs developed by Drury University to benefit staff members. One of Drury's objectives is to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.

No staff policy handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question about policy. Drury University reserves the right to revise, supplement, apply, refuse to apply, or rescind any policies or portion of the handbook from time to time as it deems appropriate, in its sole and absolute discretion. Such application may be on a case by case basis, and therefore nothing in this handbook constitutes any contractual rights in any person. The purpose of the handbook is to advise of general policies and goals. Staff members will, of course, be notified of changes to the handbook's general policy statement as they occur.

Drury generally follows an employment-at-will policy, permitting staff members or Drury University to end the relationship for any reason at any time.