FDU Employee Handbook: Welcome
Welcome from Dr. Adams
Welcome to the Fairleigh Dickinson University community. We believe that you
have a significant contribution to make to our organization, where the human
dimension is recognized and valued. We strive to create work environments where
people feel good about the work they do and the team they are part of. Fairleigh
Dickinson University feels strongly about the importance of family and has designed
its time off benefits in such a way as to provide the opportunity for an excellent
quality of life for its employees. We feel that we have been successful in humanizing
the workplace and are well on our way to realizing our goal of most desired
The University administration has an open door policy,
and we are committed to being pro-active. Please do not assume that
you need to have a problem before contacting your supervisor or any
staff member of the Human Resources Department. They are there to help
you with any research or reference information you may need.
My personal best wishes for your success and happiness at Fairleigh
J. Michael Adams
About the Fairleigh Dickinson University
This Employee Handbook has been prepared to inform you
of Fairleigh Dickinson University's philosophy, employment practices,
and University guidelines, as well as the benefits provided to you as
a valued employee.
This handbook is not a contract of employment; rather, this handbook
is to be considered a set of employee guidelines.
- Fairleigh Dickinson University, at its option, may change, delete, suspend
or discontinue any part or parts of the University guidelines in the Employee
Handbook at any time without prior notice as business, employment legislation,
or economic conditions dictate.
- Any such action shall apply to existing as well as to future employees.
- No one other than the associate vice president of human resources may alter
or modify any of the University guidelines in this Employee Handbook.
- No statement or promise by a manager or department head, past or present,
may be interpreted as a change in University guidelines nor will it constitute
a binding agreement with an employee.
Should any provision in the Employee Handbook be found to be
unenforceable and invalid, such finding does not invalidate the entire
Employee Handbook, but only that particular provision.
This Employee Handbook (9/02) replaces any and all other or previous
Employee Handbooks, or other University guidelines or guidance
given to individuals, whether written or oral.
*Terms and conditions of employment for faculty members and members
of the Local 153 bargaining unit are contained in the Faculty Handbook
and the Agreement between Fairleigh Dickinson University and Office
& Professional Union, Local 153 AFL-CIO. Said documents act as the
governing law when in conflict with the contents of this handbook.