OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Human Resources is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and University spirit.
To our employees: We are committed to providing our employees with a stable work environment and equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. The Human Resources staff will act as catalysts enabling all employees to contribute at optimum levels toward the success of our students and the University. Above all, employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within Baker University that they are expected to share externally with the University community.
Employment Policy Handbooks
It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons without distinction or discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law, while making every reasonable effort to comply with the discipline of the United Methodist Church.
How to Apply for Employment
Baker University has an excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan and a generous tuition benefit for full-time employees. Qualified applicants may send a letter of application and resume for available positions to Baker University, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City KS 66006. Electronic application materials may be submitted to email@example.comU.edu. Please specify the position being applied for in the subject line.
Staff Professional Development
Professional development and training are important for all employees at Baker University. Departments are encouraged to think creatively about opportunities to provide developmental programs internally and participate in the development offerings from the Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC), which can be attended at no cost to your department. The KCPDC session information for supervisory development, faculty development and special topics can be found at www.kcpdc.org.
- Consider creative approaches that involve staff in idea generation and implementation.
- Identify topics that take staff beyond daily tasks to better understand the larger context of the University.
- Take any opportunity to have interesting and effective approaches to staff development.
Approval for Outside Professional Development
All staff professional development conferences, seminars or workshops that include a registration fee, release time from your regular job responsibilities, or an overnight stay need advance approval by the Staff Professional Development Committee. To obtain approval and funding to attend an outside professional development activity, please complete the request for staff professional development approval form, secure your supervisor’s signature for approval and forward the form to Human Resources at least 30 days before the activity. Professional development will be approved on the activity’s merit and availability of funds. Request for Staff Professional Development
Annual funding will be split between July1-December 31 and January 1-June 30 for more equal distribution of funding. There is a $2,000 maximum per person per year. The Staff Professional Development Approval Committee will consider the potential benefits to Baker of the activity and the balance between departments being awarded funding.
Upon review of funding for the requested professional development you will receive a copy of the request form indicating whether the activity was approved or not. If you would like to appeal professional development that is not approved, please send your justification of the necessity of the activity to the chief human resources officer within five business days.
A certificate of completion or participation (if available) for your personnel file and a participation evaluation must be submitted within one month of the activity to be eligible for future professional development funding. Participation Evaluation/Report.
Please note that you MUST have receipts for all expenses clearly showing that you paid for an item. For meals, receipts should be detailed enough to show that no alcohol is being reimbursed (not just the credit card charge slip).
Attn: Human Resources
618 Eighth St.
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed major holidays
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