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Human Resources Department
Florida Gulf Coast University
Modular 2
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Tele: (239) 590-1400
Fax: (239) 590-1011

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, call Florida Gulf Coast University using the Florida Relay at 711.

Employee Handbook


Table of Contents

  1. The University
    University History
    University Vision
    Institutional Purpose
    Institutional Commitment

    University Habitat

  2. Getting Started
    Adjusting to a New Situation
    Traffic & Parking Regulations
    Loyalty Oath
    Immigration Reform and Control Act
    Selective Service Registration
    Veterans’ Preference
    Orientation of New Employees
    Employee Identification Cards
    Telephone Directory
    Telephone Usage
    Office Keys & Card Access
    Working Hours
    Meal Breaks
    Work Breaks

  3. Your Job
    Classification Plans
    Employment Opportunities
    Performance Evaluation
    A&P and Support Personnel Outstanding Employee Award
    Service Recognition
    Exit Separation Process

  4. Leave
    Annual Leave
    Sick Leave
    Sick Leave Pool
    Personal Holiday - Support Personnel
    Administrative Leave & other Leaves of Absence with Pay
    Jury Duty and Court Appearances
    Death in the Family
    Short-term Military Training
    National Guard State Service
    Military Leave
    Examination for Military Service
    Disabled Veterans Re-examination or Treatment
    Natural Disasters and other Emergency Conditions
    Athletic Olympic Competition
    Florida Disaster Volunteers
    Job-related Injury
    Leave Pending Investigation
    Civil Disorder and Disaster
    Leaves of Absence without Pay
    Parental Leave
    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    Other Leave
    Abandonment of Position

  5. Your Pay
    Paycheck & Deductions
    Holiday Pay when Required to Work
    On-Call/Call Back - Support Personnel
    Travel Reimbursement

  6. Your Benefits
    Address and Personal Status Changes
    Professional Development
    Insurance and Retirement
    Health Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Supplemental Insurance Plans
    Florida Retirement System
    Deferred Retirement Option Program
    Optional Retirement Program
    Flexible Spending Accounts Program
    Tax Deferred Annuities
    Employee Tuition Voucher Program
    Employee Assistance Program
    U.S. Savings Bonds
    Florida Prepaid College Program
    Discount Coupons
    Blood Donation Program

  7. Health and Safety
    A Safe Workplace
    Workers' Compensation
    Alternate Duty Work

  8. Your Rights and Responsibilities
    Diversity Statement
    Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
    Sexual Harassment
    Access for Persons with Disabilities
    Drug Free Workplace
    Conduct and Behavior
    Computer and Network Use
    Public Records
    Student Records
    Outside Employment Activity/Conflict of Interest
    Financial Disclosure
    Fraudulent or Dishonest Acts

    Political Participation
    University Property
    Disciplinary Actions
    Work Rules - Overtime
    Non-Exempt Support Personnel Employment Category
    Exempt Support Personnel Employment Category

  9. University Resources
    Family Resource Center
    FGCU Foundation, Inc.

  10. Other University Resources
    Lunch & Snack Areas
    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
    University Bookstore
    Campus Recreation

Appendix A– FGCU-PR1.003 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harrassment Regulation

Appendix B - FGCU-PR5.016 Disciplinary Actions