HR Guidelines

This site has been prepared to assist Administrator, Faculty and Staff at Holyoke Community College. Most of the information and advice provided in this manual is applicable to College's Employees in all categories. This guide is intended to serve as a complement to collective bargaining agreements and to the handbook for full-time employees; it does not replace or supersede the provisions of those agreements or of the handbook. All questions about the information provided herein should be referred to the Human Resources Department.   

I.       Affirmative Action Policy
II.      Code of Conduct
III.     Conflict of Interest
V.      Employee Classification - Union Membership
VI.     Employee Data Changes
VII.    Employee Orientation
VIII.   Employees with Disabilities
IX.     Hiring Guidelines
X.      DCE Hiring Process
XI.     ITD Acceptable Use of Information Systems
XII.    Official Transcripts
XIII.   Outside Employment
XIX.   Performance Appraisal
XX.    Personnel File
XXI.   Pre-Employment Physical
XXII.  Probation and Provisional Employment
XXIII. Standards of Conduct
XXIV. Whistleblower Protection
XXV.  Sex Offender Registry
XXVI. Background Checks
XXVII.On-boarding for New Hires


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000