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Approved: 5/23/2013
Approved By: President's Staff
Policy: 001 - Position Classification and Compensation Plan

Separation from employment is an inevitable part of personnel activity within any organization, and many of the reasons for termination are routine. Below are examples of some of the most common circumstances under which employment is terminated:

  • Resignation - voluntary employment separation initiated by an employee.
  • Discharge - involuntary employment separation initiated by the organization.
  • Layoff - involuntary employment separation initiated by the organization for non-disciplinary reasons.
  • Retirement - voluntary employment separation initiated by the employee meeting age, length of service, and any other criteria for retirement from the organization.

NOTE: This procedure is subject to provisions contained within the respective Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA’s).

Resignation is a voluntary act initiated by the employee to terminate employment with the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC). Although advance notice is not required, CCBC requests at least two (2) weeks' written resignation notice from all employees.

All resignations shall be accepted on submission (verbal or written).  Resignations may be accepted by the employee’s immediate supervisor and/or an Administrator of the College may accept on behalf of the College. All resignations are to be forwarded immediately to Human Resources.

Any discussions on the terms of the resignation are to be conducted by and with Human Resources.

Human Resources will generally schedule exit interviews at the time of employment separation. The exit interview will afford an opportunity to discuss such issues as employee benefits, conversion privileges, repayment of outstanding debts to CCBC, or return of CCBC owned property. Suggestions, complaints, and questions can also be voiced.

Since employment with the CCBC is based on mutual consent, unless modified by an applicable collective bargaining agreement(s), both the employee and the CCBC have the right to terminate employment at will, with or without cause, at any time. Employees will receive their final pay in accordance with applicable state law.

Employee benefits will be affected by employment termination in the following manner:

All accrued, vested benefits that are due and payable at termination will be paid. Some eligible benefits may be continued at the employee's expense if the employee so chooses. The employee will be notified in writing of the benefits that may be continued and of the terms, conditions, and limitations of such continuance.

When an employee separates from CCBC, their College email account will be forwarded to their immediate supervisor at the time of separation. All College emails and their contents will be maintained for two (2) years after the date of employee separation.