University Resources, Operations and Policies

Service Catalog


Employment/Human Resources

Access to Personal Files

Employees who wish access to their personnel files must contact the Office of Human Resources at least 24 hours in advance requesting to review their files.


Adjunct Faculty

Defines the appointment and reappointment process, types of adjunct faculty, as well as related workload policies during appointment.


Adoption Leave

The University is committed to supporting best practice in relation to adoption leave to enable working parents to balance the needs of work and family life. The University recognizes that parents appreciate flexibility in how they provide care for their children and makes provision to support this.


Advertising for Employment

The University is required by law to follow certain guidelines such as the Equal Employment Opportunity when seeking candidates to fill university positions.


Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Adelphi University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination regarding all educational, student programs and employment actions and further commits not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of an individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.


Air Quality / Mold Testing

Adelphi University is committed to providing each employee a safe place of employment. AU will take actions to keep the workplace free of recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm and, when available, will employ feasible means that will eliminate or materially reduce the recognized workplace hazard.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of Adelphi University to provide reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments when necessary.



University employees, students, affiliates, and visitors who engage in prohibited behavior shall be held accountable under University policy and local, state, and federal law. Any employee or student who commits prohibited behavior may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, dismissal or expulsion, as well as arrest and prosecution.



University employees should dress appropriately to their duties, with no negative impact on the University’s image – and whenever possible, with a positive impact on that image.


Appointment and Reappointment of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Processes for appointment and reappointment to non-tenure track faculty positions.


Appointment Letters

Each applicant who is offered a part-time (non-faculty) or full-time position and has accepted employment with the University must, at the time of appointment, receive a letter of appointment. The letter of appointment must be prepared on University stationery.


At Will Employment

All employees of Adelphi University, except for those exceptions described below, are employed on an “at will” basis.


Attendance and Punctuality

It is the policy of the University that employees report for duty at the assigned time and place, remain on duty during scheduled work hours, and accurately report hours worked and leave taken in accordance with State and Federal law.


Background Check

The University is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for the campus community. The University can better promote safety and security by obtaining information produced by background checks. Federal, state, and local regulations may also require background checks for specific individuals and/or positions covered under this policy.


Benefit Insurance Plans

The University offers eligible employees, retirees, and dependents a diversified suite of benefit plans (“Benefit Plans”) from which they may elect coverage.


Bereavement (Funeral) Leave

University employees are provided with paid time off for making arrangements, settling family affairs, bereavement, and/or attending the funeral or memorial service of a member of the immediate family.


Bleacher Inspection Safety

Adelphi University bleachers must be inspected in order to ensure safety at university events.


Changing an Employee’s Classification

The University is committed to fostering the growth and development of its employees.


Classification of Employees

This policy describes the various classifications of positions in terms of Fair Labor Standards Act employment designations (exempt or nonexempt) and employee status definition.


Compliance Statement

Core principles and standards with respect to compliance at Adelphi University.


Emeritus Status

The purpose of this policy is to provide basic guidance to faculty at the University around the process in which emeritus status is granted.


Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook is a guide to the Human Resources policies and practices for employees of Adelphi University.


Possession of Dangerous Articles

Adelphi University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which to study, research, live, work and visit.