Handbooks & Policies
The current classified employee handbook is the State Of Colorado Employee Handbook and is only available online. New employees are given a hard copy at their orientation.
Faculty & Administrative employees
The current Handbook for Professional Personnel is available online. Employees will be notified of changes via e-mail.
Trustees Policy Manual
The Trustees Policy Manual contains important policies that pertain to ALL employees.
- Section 2.1 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy
- Section 2.2 Anti-Discrimination Policy
- Section 3.4 Discrimination and Violence Prohibited
- Section 3.5 Sexual Harassment Prohibited
- Sections 3.7 & 3.8 Drug Free Workplace Policies
- Section 3.11 High Risk Information Confidentiality and Disclosure Policy
- Section 3.12 Data Protection and Security Policy
Background Check Policy
Western State College of Colorado conducts background checks on newly hired employees and on rehired employees in order to verify the information provided by candidates and to determine their suitability for employment. A criminal background check and a check of the national Sex Offender Public Registry is conducted post-offer for employees as described in the policy scope. The College may also check candidates' professional, personal, and other employment related references, employment history and proof of required credentials. If job responsiblities dictate, post offer credit and driving records of newly hired employees and rehired employees may be checked. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check.
Drug-free campus policy
All employees and students acknowledge receipt of the college's Drug-Free Schools, Campus and Workplace Policy which sets out our Drug Use and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. New employees are given a hard copy.
The purpose of this policy is to protect non-smokers on the Western State College campus from involuntary exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, in accordance with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act § 25-14 C.R.S. Western State College prohibits smoking inside all college buildings and prohibits smoking outside college buildings within a 30-foot radius of the entire perimeter of the building. Further, in the interest of fire safety and campus maintenance, members of the campus community must properly extinguish all smoking materials and use receptacles provided for the disposal of all tobacco related materials. (Revised 2-23-2007)
Policy for Flexible Work Arrangements
Flexible work arrangements are a means for accomplishing work that has value both to the College and to the employee. Under the right circumstances flexible work arrangements may increase the efficiency of College resources, extend hours of customer service, improve employee productivity, recruitment and retention. The College has adopted the Policy for Flexible Work Arrangements promoting a progressive work environment, while meeting our business needs. Flex time and compressed work week schedules, as well as flex-place arrangements, must be approved according to the Policy. Interested employees should complete the Flexible Work Arrangements Application and submit it to their department head. If employees have questions pertaining to the policy, the Human Resources office can help.
Workplace Safety Policy
The WSC Workplace Safety Policy reinforces the college's commitment to safe work practices and the safety culture at Western. See also our Safety Tool-kit page for safety rules and training materials.
Employee Organization Access Policy
This Employee Organization Access Policy addresses the protocol for employee organization access to Western State College buildings and grounds to provide general information, to solicit members or to meet otherwise with groups of employees.
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Policy
Western State College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and employer. We encourage applications for admission or employment and participation in other College programs and activities by all individuals.