Employment

Boston University employees power a global, innovative research institution. The policies on this page describe the processes and activities around employment, define the expected conduct of employees, and confirm the University’s commitment to a safe, vibrant, and diverse workplace.

Workplace policies apply to everyone who works at Boston University. The other policies on this page are grouped according to employee type. Guidance specific to a school or college is available here.


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Workplace

Disability Accommodations
Employment
Ethics, Outside Activities, and Gifts
Information Technology Use, Access, and Security
Travel
Safety and Safe Environments


Faculty

Appointments and Promotions
Ethics and Activities
Human Resources
Leaves and Absences
Instructions and Forms


Non-Represented Staff

Employment Policies
Authorized Absences
General Policies


Union-Represented


Workplace Policies

Disability Accommodations

Employment

Ethics, Outside Activities, and Gifts

Information Technology Use, Access, and Security

Travel

Safety and Safe Environments



Faculty Policies

The polices in this section can be found in the Faculty Handbook maintained by the Office of the Provost.

Appointments and Promotions

Ethics and Activities

Human Resources Policies

Leaves and Absences


Instructions and Forms


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Non-Represented Staff Policies


The policies in this section apply to University staff who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. They are compiled in an Employee Handbook available on the Human Resources website.

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Employment Policies


Authorized Absence from Work

The seventeen (17) policies that constitute Boston University’s authorized absences from work are listed below. Individual statements are provided for each policy. These statements define employee eligibility requirements, length of absence, compensation during the absence, and request and approval responsibilities. When applicable, the statements also define accrual rates, conditions of re-employment and other provisions of the policy. Each statement concludes by listing the other policy statements (related policies) that were cited in its text.

With the exception of those authorized deductions from pay permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees will receive their full salary for any week in which they perform work for the University, and it is the policy of the University to prohibit improper deductions from the salary of exempt employees. Exempt employees who believe that they have been subject to an improper deduction should immediately inform their supervisor who shall take appropriate steps to investigate and resolve the complaint. Should the University determine that an improper deduction was made, the employee will be reimbursed in the amount of the improper deduction.

General Policies

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5/16/12 12:17:52 PM -- Boston, Massachusetts Jose Correia from the Facilities Department gets the chairs for commencement on Nickerson Field lined-up perfectly. Correia has been working for BU for fourteen years. Photo by Cydney Scott for BU PhotographyUnion-Represented Staff

Many of the University’s staff are represented by labor unions. The terms of their employment are governed by the negotiated contracts described below.

Local 2324, United Auto Workers agreement applies to all full-time and regular part-time clerical, technical, and service employees (who work at least 26¼ hours per week and are not covered by other union contracts) employed on the Charles River Campus, but excludes guards, watchmen, supervisors, and professional employees as defined in the National Labor Relations Act; confidential, temporary agency personnel, seasonal, and temporary employees; and student employees.

Local 888, Service Employees International Union agreement applies to all regular full-time, professional, nonsupervisory librarians in the ranks of Librarian I, Librarian II, and Librarian III employed at Mugar Memorial Library and the Libraries of Astronomy, Educational Resources, and Science & Engineering on the Charles River Campus, but excluding guards, watchmen, supervisors, other professional employees as defined by the National Labor Relations Act; confidential employees; all technical and clerical employees as defined by the National Labor Relations Act; and temporary agency personnel, seasonal, and temporary employees.

Service Employees International Union, District 615, 32 BJ agreement applies to service and maintenance employees covered on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus, but excludes supervisory employees as defined by the National Labor Relations Act; student employees; employees who work fewer than 16 hours per week or temporary agency personnel and temporary employees who work fewer than 45 days; and all employees assigned directly to academic departments.

Boston University Police Patrolmen’s Association (BUPPA) agreement applies to all full-time police officers and civilian dispatchers employed on the Charles River Campus and Medical Campus, but excludes all other employees: service and maintenance employees, clerical and technical employees, professional employees, sergeants, student employees, and all other supervisory personnel as defined by the National Labor Relations Act.

Boston University Security Officers’ Association (BUSOA) agreement applies to all full-time security officers employed by Boston University on its Medical Campus, but excludes all other employees: service and maintenance employees, office clerical employees, professional employees, sergeants, and all other supervisory personnel as defined by the National Labor Relations Act.

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