C.5 Status, Assignments and Duties

C.5 Status, Assignments and Duties

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010


The Board requires and promotes fair and equal employment practices in decisions related to the determination of employment status, assignments and duties.

C.5.1 Status

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010


All HCC employees who do not hold written employment contracts authorized by the Board are employed at-will and have no entitlement to continued employment. At-will employees are hired by the Chancellor or designee. At-will employees, including adjunct faculty and staff, may be released or terminated at any time, for any reason or for no reason, but not for an illegal reason.

Only the Chancellor or designee has authority to communicate an offer of employment. Oral representations by college personnel other than the Chancellor or designee are not binding on the Board or the College. The Chancellor shall designate in writing those individuals who are authorized to communicate employment offers.

Contracted employment for one (1) or more years does not create any entitlement to employment beyond the current term of the current contract. Renewal of a contract is not automatic. Continued employment on a contractual basis requires approval by the Chancellor and execution of a new contract by the affected employee