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Personnel Policies

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for maintaining the manual of personnel policies approved by proper authorities. Future revisions of existing personnel policies or the development of new policies may be proposed by University personnel. Copies of policies affecting staff employees will be submitted to the Director of Human Resources. Policies affecting faculty employees will be submitted directly to the President by the Faculty Senate for appropriate administrative review. However, in accordance with Section 12.2.c. of the Morehead State University Board of Regents By-Laws, the President of the University is responsible "to develop rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes expressed herein;" therefore, the President may modify, suspend, or develop personnel policies as the President deems such modification, suspension of policy, or development of new policy to be in the best interest of the University, subject to the Board of Regents' ratification at the next regularly scheduled Board of Regents meeting. Policies favorably acted upon will be included in the policy manual when they become effective.


The manual on personnel policies is divided into five sections. The first section is on general personnel policies that apply to a variety of classifications of faculty and staff members.  specified otherwise, each policy in this section applies to all classification categories of faculty and staff members. The policy symbol for general policies is PG.

Four additional sections contain policies specific to a particular classification category as follows:

Classifications and Symbols
Classification Category  Policy Symbol
Academics  PAc 
 Administrative  PAd 
Staff Exempt  PSE 
Staff Non-Exempt  PSNE 

Definitions of the classifications categories are found in Policy PG-2.

Personnel Policy Manual


Flexible Work Arrangement

There are two major types of scheduling flexibility: flexible work hours and flexible work arrangements. 

Flexible work hours are temporary changes in the regular work schedule of a staff employee (hereafter “employee”) in order to adjust for an unplanned, short-notice or sporadic event. The flexibility helps the employee avoid working more than 40 hours in a work week or avoid using leave or other paid time off for an absence. Any flexible work hour adjustment is at the discretion of the supervisor.

Flexible work arrangements are adjustments to the employee's regular work schedule on a recurring basis to respond to work-life needs of an employee. The flexible work arrangement must continue to support the operational needs of the department and allow for appropriate oversight of the employee's work. Adjustments may be necessary; an agreement for a flexible work arrangement may be revised or revoked by the department, with appropriate length of notice, as needed. (Download the Flexible Work Arrangement Guidelines)