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Associate Experience Policies

Fairness for Faculty & Staff

Post University expects all associates to conduct themselves consistently with high ethical standards.  Our commitment to ethical and professional standards is the foundation of Post’s success.  Associates of the University are also expected to commit themselves to full compliance with all applicable laws.

All interactions with associates, students and vendors are guided by our Non-Negotiable Behaviors:

  • Make it an extraordinary experience

  • Authentic – keep it real

  • KISS (keep it simple)

  • Explain “why” – seek 1st to understand, then to be understood

  • Integrit y – do the right thing

  • Trust

  • Professionalism

  • Every Student Matters; building Post one student at a time

  • Respectful

  • Straight Talk – be transparent

  • Own the Moment

  • No victims; no hierarchy, no heroes, it’s about mission and Tribe

  • Accountable – to the tribe

  • Lead through innovation and embrace its’ inherent risk

Employment

At Post, we embrace differences. We thrive on diversity. We believe our distinctions make us better educators, better leaders and simply better in every way possible.  We gladly comply with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Post also prohibits retaliation against any individual for filing or making a good faith report of alleged violations of this policy.

Every member of the Post community is responsible for taking positive action to ensure that all individuals are given full opportunity for employment and advancement as well as for participation in University-sponsored programs, events, and social services.

Evaluation

Post University encourages regular feedback and evaluation of associate performance throughout the year.  Our associates are expected to participate openly and honestly in planning and assessing their own performance objectives and receiving feedback from their Manager. Managers are expected to set reasonable performance goals, standards and deadlines with associates. Managers will inform associates about unsatisfactory work performance in a respectful, honest, fair and constructive way. Examples of those feedback sessions include, but are not limited to: accountability meetings, one on ones and formal assessments.

It is the responsibility of the Associate Experience Team to:

  • Continually review and refine the performance management system to ensure it supports the achievement of the organization’s objectives, and fairly and consistently evaluates each individual’s performance against these objectives.

  • Provide ongoing development of Managers’ skills that are required to effectively conduct performance reviews.

  • Ensure that all Managers are aware of their responsibilities in the performance management process.

Disciplinary Action

Post University may administer discipline for unsatisfactory conduct in the workplace.  The intention of any disciplinary action is to correct the problem, prevent recurrence, and prepare the associate for satisfactory service in the future.  Consistent with this intention, the University may, in its sole discretion, implement disciplinary action, up to and including termination, as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances.

Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, any of the following actions:

  • Verbal Warning

  • Written Warning

  • Suspension with or without Pay

  • Termination of Employment

These and other disciplinary actions need not be administered in any particular order, and the University reserves the right to initiate corrective action, at any level which it deems appropriate, based on the circumstances.  The University reserves the right to terminate associates at any time without cause or notice and without prior disciplinary action.

Advancement

Job Movement within the University:
Post University encourages associates to apply for internal positions thru our online career center. All internal positions are  available for a minimum of 2 weeks and list a brief description of the job responsibilities, skills needed and educational requirements. Internal candidates applying for open positions must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have completed 1 full year of service in their current role.

  • Have had a conversation with their immediate supervisor regarding their intent to post for the position.

  • Must be in good standing with the university (not on a performance improvement plan, etc.).

The basis upon which associates are considered for either promotion or transfer includes, but is not limited to, the following factors:  current and prior job performance, competence and basic skills, attendance record and length-of-service. Transition from the old to the new position must be arranged to give appropriate notice to the prior department while benefiting the associate and new department. Those arrangements are generally worked out between the previous and new managers.

Resolution of Grievances (Faculty & Staff)

Post University has established a grievance process to ensure fairness and consistency in employee relations and to resolve certain specified contested actions as quickly as possible. This is an internal process and while an associate may seek legal advice, their counsel may not actively participate in the process. You are assured that your status as an associate of the University will not be jeopardized merely for seeking assistance with a problem. Please contact the Associate Experience Team for any grievance related issues.

"Post University a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill."

Donna, Post Employee for 25 years

You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."

Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."

Gina, Post Management