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Handbook Policies and Procedures

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This handbook applies to all staff employees of Villanova University. Many of the policies including general University and benefit policies also apply to faculty. Faculty are reminded that there is also a Faculty Handbook for their use. Throughout these policies, individuals have been referred to generically as "employees," regardless of the group in which they work. We encourage you to read this document carefully.

Questions which cannot be answered by these Policies and Procedures should be referred to the Human Resources Office. Comments or suggestions regarding this manual may be submitted to the Human Resources Department at

While we try to ensure that this document reflects current Villanova Policy, at times there may be a lag between a change in policy and an update of this document. You should contact the Human Resources Office to ensure that the policy statement contained in this document is the most current.

The Villanova policy handbook is a resource document for employees voluntarily adopted by the University for informational purposes only. It is not intended to and does not create an express or implied contract of employment or any other contractual rights, obligations or liabilities. It does not contain any promises by the University and the University is not legally or otherwise bound by it. More specifically, the Handbook should not be considered as or relied upon by employees as establishing terms and conditions of employment. Additionally, because staff employment is at-will, you are not guaranteed employment or any particular job or type of work for any specified period of time. Because your employment is at-will, both you and the University have the right to terminate your employment at any time and for any or no reason and with or without prior notice. While the University may follow a disciplinary process from time to time, nothing in this Handbook or its application shall restrict the right of the University to terminate employees at-will. Exceptions to the employment-at-will policy apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement or individual employment contracts.