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About This Handbook

This Employee Handbook has been prepared to acquaint all employees with the policies, practices and benefits of the Community College of Rhode Island.  This Employee Handbook is intended to provide an overview of the Community College for your personal benefit and education.  The Employee Handbook is not a contract of employment, nor does it guarantee employment for any definite period of time.

Please read, understand, and comply with all provisions of the Employee Handbook.  It describes many of your responsibilities as an employee and outlines the programs that have been developed to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.

Policies, practices, and benefits described in this handbook may change from time to time.  As policies and benefits are revised, updated pages will be distributed.  Please keep this handbook readily available and insert the updated material promptly so that it is current at all times.

CCRI recognizes four collective bargaining units representing employees at the Community College:

  • The Community College of Rhode Island Professional Staff Association (CCRIPSA/NEARI/NEA)
  • Educational Support Professional Association/Community College of Rhode Island/National Education Association (ESPA/CCRI/NEA)
  • Community College of Rhode Island Faculty Association (NEA/CCRIFA)
  • United Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Local 5019.


Members of these bargaining units should refer to their bargaining agreement for more detailed information regarding employees' rights and benefits

Some employees are not represented by a union.  All College employees not represented by a union are governed by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Personnel Policy Manual or the State Employees Merit System law.  Should a discrepancy arise between this handbook and the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, provisions of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Personnel Policy Manual shall prevail.

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Last Updated: 1/10/11