Policies & Procedures

Staff Policy Highlights

Introductory Period

Your first six (6) months of employment are considered an introductory period during which time your work performance and suitability for employment are evaluated. The introductory period will end after six (6) months of continuous service without a break in service. Time on leave, with or without pay, is not counted towards completion of the introductory period. New employees and rehired employees are all subject to the introductory period.

Employment is not guaranteed for the duration of the introductory period and an employee may be terminated at any time during the introductory period or thereafter without notice. Such termination shall not be subject to the University's disciplinary or grievance procedures. Successful completion of the introductory period does not guarantee continued or permanent employment.

Under extenuating circumstances (for example, if your supervisor changes), a department may, after consultation with the Office of Human Resources, extend your introductory period for a specified period of time not to exceed ninety (90) days.



Faculty & Staff Policy Changes – Effective January 1, 2017


If you have questions regarding these policy changes, please see these Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Office of Human Resources (HR) at (504) 865-4748 or

Staff Handbook Updates – Summary

Below is a snapshot of the latest updates to policies and procedures for staff employees at Tulane University effective September 1, 2015. For more detailed information and other policies, view the Staff Handbook.   

If you need additional assistance about policy or procedure, contact the Office of Human Resources (HR) at (504) 865-4748 or


Staff Handbook Section




Clarification on entering time in Kronos, use of time correction forms, automatic lunch deductions, logging in from mobile devices



Updated information related to social media



Updated policy


Tobacco Free Campus

Updated policy



Where to find statement of earnings


Direct Deposit

How to set up direct deposit


Shift Premiums

Winter Recess pay included in determining regular rate of pay



Clarification that overtime is calculated on actual time worked, Winter Recess pay and call back pay do not count in determining overtime pay if not worked


Pay for Emergency Closings

Emergency closure must be ordered by the University President, previously scheduled sick leave will be applied during an emergency closure


Pay for University Holidays and Winter Recess

Clarification on eligibility for pay for time not worked during Holidays and Winter Recess.  Winter Recess hours worked are paid at 2.5 times the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees.


Departmental Pay Practices

Clarification on definition of call back pay and on-call pay, call back pay is paid at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees



Updated chart of accruals showing annual accrual rate and maximum yearly accrual


Holidays and Winter Recess

No longer an in lieu of day off for hours worked during Winter Recess as hours worked will be paid at 2.5 regular rate for non-exempt employees; in lieu of day off permissible for exempt employees for days worked during Winter Recess


Sick Leave

Examples of the use of sick leave, sick leave may not be used as a substitute for vacation


Background Investigations

Deleted reference to pre-employment; added "convictions" in title


Workplace Violence

Updated policy


Tuition Waiver

Deleted PMBA reference to exception for 7 hour semester


Lectures, Concerts, and Theater

Deleted that NOMA is free for Tulane employees


Important Contact Information

Updated links


HR, University Square, 200 Broadway, Suite 122, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5280