Update to the HR Policy Manual

 June 12, 2019

TO:Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM:Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration
RE:Update to the HR Policy Manual

As part of a regular review process, Human Resources has updated the online HR Policy Manual with the changes to the following policies and procedures.

  • Compliance Policy: Policy updated to explicitly reference research misconduct and align language to be consistent with Duke’s values statement and updates to the code of conduct.
  • Trial Period: Policy details regarding Personal Leave Benefit Coverage updated regarding continuation of Duke-sponsored insurance programs through COBRA when on leave without pay.
  • Health System Pay Structure & Processes Policy (Effective June 1, 2019): Policy updated to further clarify the Weekend Option Program on job families that are eligible and entity leadership approval of the WOP program.

A listing of all the changes can be found on the Polices section of the Human Resources website.

Please review the change to ensure understanding and compliance within your departments, and take a moment to notify staff in your units.

If you have questions, please discuss with your school or department Human Resources representative or call Staff and Labor Relations at 919-684-2808. Thank you.