Employee Handbook

About this Handbook

This handbook was prepared to help employees find the answers to many questions that they may have regarding their employment with Fordham University. This handbook applies to Administrators, and in part to Faculty, Clerical and Maintenance staff unless specifically noted in the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement or other separate University document. Employees that are covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, should refer to it for the terms and conditions of their employment. Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty should review the Undergraduate Faculty Handbook and the University Statutes for additional information about the terms and conditions of their employment.

Many matters referenced by this handbook are also described in separate University documents or formal Summary Plan Documents (SPDs). These separate documents control and supersede any statement made in this handbook or by any member of management.

This handbook sets forth general University guidelines. The University may, at any time, in its sole discretion, modify or adjust anything stated in this handbook, with or without notice.

This handbook supersedes all prior handbooks.

For Administrators only: Neither this handbook nor any other verbal or written communication by a management representative is, nor should it be construed as an agreement, contract of employment, express or implied, or a promise of treatment in any particular manner in any given situation, nor does it confer any contractual rights whatsoever. Fordham University adheres to the principle of employment at will, which permits the University or the employee to end the employment relationship at any time, for any or no reason, with or without cause or notice.

No University representative other than your area Vice President or the Provost may modify at-will status and/or provide any special arrangement concerning terms or conditions of employment in an individual case or generally, and any such modification must be in a signed writing, reviewed and authorized by the Office of Legal Counsel.