The purpose of this handbook is to describe certain policies and benefits concerning employment at Knox College. It applies to all employees, salaried and hourly. Faculty should consult the Faculty Handbook for additional information. This handbook provides general guidelines and is not meant to include all policies and benefits. For example, employees should use a common-sense approach to decisions about the use of College property and always should report fraud to someone in a position of authority; please note that if this handbook contained such obvious directions, it would be too cumbersome to be useful. Because no one can predict the future with certainty, we must say that College policies and benefits may be amended, deleted and/or interpreted at any time with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the College.
This handbook is not a contract, nor are consistent practices a contract. Employment is at will. This handbook does not take precedence over the terms of official benefit plan descriptions or any union contract. By means of this handbook and by other means, it is the College's intent to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.