Loyola University is dedicated to promoting a community of service for others and fostering a positive spirit of cooperation among all of its employees. The dignity of the individual is enhanced by the personal fulfillment and satisfaction gained from the work performed. It is essential to Loyola's mission to develop appropriate policies and procedures that strive for excellence and help create a positive work environment.
This policy applies to all regular, full and part-time non-faculty employees of the University's higher education and healthcare campuses in the Chicago area.
To maintain fair and effective human resource policies and procedures, the University will attempt to:
- Employ persons on the basis of qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin or ancestry, sex (or sexual orientation), age, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental handicap/disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
- Provide competitive salary and benefit programs.
- Provide employee development opportunities through a tuition benefits program and other voluntary internal training programs.
- Provide channels of communication for conflict and problem resolution, fair grievance procedures and employee assistance programs.
- Conduct regular review and fair evaluation of employee performance.
- Maintain fair and equitable promotion and transfer policies.
- Provide opportunity for adequate financial security at retirement.
- Maintain occupational safety and health programs and standards.
- Provide fair and competent management and supervision.
- Maintain good working conditions.
- Welcome constructive suggestions and provide the opportunity for employees to express their thoughts in the development of University goals, plans, policies and procedures.
Loyola's voluntary adherence to the above principles acknowledges the dignity of the human person and provides the basis for a harmonious and positively motivated University. Through these efforts, the University strives to promote the best interests of its employees and therefore believes that outside third party representation of employees is not necessary.
Consistent with being a socially responsible corporate citizen, and respecting Church teachings, Loyola University Chicago acknowledges the right of individuals to organize and complies with applicable labor laws and regulations. It is hoped, however, that employees are of the conviction that it is better to discuss directly with the University any problems or concerns they may have.