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Personnel Guidelines

I. Except as provided by these guidelines, all proposed appointments to regular, full-time administrative and faculty positions shall be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. When circumstances warrant appointment without delay, the President may make the appointment with the consent of the Chairperson of the Board. All other appointments of personnel shall be made by the President without the prior approval of the Board of Trustees.

II. All terminations of employment may be effected by the President without the prior approval of the Board of Trustees.

III. If any appointment requires the appropriation of funds by the Board of Trustees, the proposed position shall be submitted to the Board for budgetary action prior to appointment by the Board or the President, as the case may be.

IV. The President shall inform the Board of Trustees of proposed changes in the Administrative organizational structure which will cause a realignment of institutional priorities.

V. All lesser organizational changes, including redefinition or upgrading of previously approved positions, shall be approved by the President without prior approval by the Board.

Article V above is largely based upon the "Guidelines for Staffing Changes" adopted by the Board on November 16, 1971, which state:

The President may approve staffing changes under the following circumstances without prior action by the Board of Trustees:

  1. Where there is a vacancy within the department/ division/campus;
  2. Where there is no increase in the total number of employees within the specific bargaining unit;
  3. Where there is a proven monetary savings to the institution;
  4. Where the change reflects an improved balance of staffing such as lateral transfers, and
  5. Where there is no violation of written Board policy, including master agreements with the bargaining unit.

Approved by the Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College
March 18, 1980
Updated pursuant to Board authorization (12/7/11)