Obligation for College-Sponsored Education/Training

OBLIGATION FOR COLLEGE SPONSORED EDUCATION/TRAINING

This policy applies to all non-faculty employees who participate in non-employer directed college sponsored (paid) education and training. Prior authorization to invoke this policy must be given by the president before initiating discussion with the employee.

1. College Sponsored Education/Training on Released Time
a. An employee who voluntarily participates in professional or technical education/training that occurs during college business hours and that is paid for, all or in part, by the college will incur a contractual service obligation.
b. The cost of the education/training will be calculated by adding travel cost if authorized, tuition, fees, supplies and materials, and salary paid for the number of hours of released time.
c. The service obligation is three months of service for every $500 of cost incurred by the college and begins the day following successful completion.
d. If the employee does not successfully complete the education/training or does not receive a grade of “C” or higher, he/she must reimburse the college for all costs.
e. This policy does not apply to courses taken from Pratt Community College.

2. College Sponsored Education/Training on Personal Time
a. An employee who participates in college-sponsored education/training on personal time that is paid for, all or in part, by the college will incur a contractual service obligation.
b. The cost of the education/training is calculated by adding the tuition and fees. No other costs are authorized for college-sponsored education/training on personal time.
c. The provisions of paragraphs 1c-1e above apply.

3. The terms of participation in college-sponsored education/training will be written into a memorandum of agreement by the supervisor and signed by the employee, and placed in the personnel record. Reimbursement to the college, as noted in the memorandum of agreement, will be paid from salary owed to the employee if
he/she has not met the service obligation upon leaving college employment.

Revision Dates: 09-14-2004, 03-22-2004.

Policy Number: 

300-57

Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, August 20, 2001

Review Date: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, September 14, 2004