This electronic version of MSU Bozeman's University Human Resources Policies was created to provide an easily accessible online reference which can be updated as policies change.  Also, the hypertext links included in this document assist the reader in locating information.  The electronic version also reduces the need for printed copies, which are much more difficult to keep current.

Please address questions or comments about the University Human Resources Polices to Leslie Taylor via e-mail to [email protected] or by phone to 406-994-4570

Table of Contents


Employee Categories

Workplace Expectations & Conduct

Public Employee Responsibilities

Work Schedules

Classified Employee Probationary Period

Relationships in the Workplace

Use of University Property, Services, and Resources

Conflict of Interest

Vehicle Use Policy

Consulting-Nonfaculty Employees

Telework Policy

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Guidelines

Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Free Workplace

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation

Reasonable Accommodations Guidelines

Reporting Suspected Legal, Regulatory, or Policy Violations

Acceptable Use of Information Technology

Political Activity of Public Employees

Patents, Copyrights, and Intellectual Property Agreement

Performance Management

Performance Evaluation

Performance Management and Progressive Discipline

Classification and Compensation

Staff Classification and Compensation Administration

Longevity Allowance

Payroll Rules

Overpayments and Underpayments of Salary

Overtime and Compensatory Time

Compensatory Time for Classified Employees

Additional Compensation

Employee Travel and International Travel

Payment or Expense Reimbursement for University Employees by Affiliated Organizations

Employment and Compensation of Personnel Paid from a Grant or a Contract

Incentive Program for Researchers

Benefits and Leaves

Annual Vacation Leave

Sick Leave

Donated Sick Leave

Family and Medical Leave Act Policy- Affiliated Campuses Policy

Maternity and Parental Leave- Affiliated Campuses Policy

Breastfeeding Policy

Leave of Absence Without Pay

Military Leave

Jury Duty and Witness Leave

Holidays and Holiday Pay

Workers' Compensation

Stay at Work/Return to Work

Tuition Waivers

Moving and Relocation Expenses

Training and Professional Development

Mobile Communications Devices

Personnel Records

Separation from Employment Policy



Probationary Termination, Non-Renewal, and Contract Expiration

Reduction in Workforce

Responsibilities of Separating Employee

Termination for Cause

Other Non-Disciplinary Separations

Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)

Employee Grievance Policy & Procedures