16.1 Introductory Evaluation
New employees can expect to have their work performance evaluated on a regular basis by their Supervisor/ Director/ Vice President during the introductory period (90 days) of employment. Evaluations should help the employee excel at the job and will be considered for promotions, pay raises, clarifying employee-employer relationships, and discipline. Once the introductory period has been successfully completed, the frequency of evaluation shall be no less than yearly. If an employee is on a probationary status or is under discipline, the reviews may be more frequent.
The employee signs a copy of the evaluation as an acknowledgment of having seen the evaluation and is allowed to make comments.
16.2 Yearly Evaluation
Staff employee development at ADU is critical to meeting the University’s high standards. Annual evaluations are conducted in order to measure this development. As an important tool of this evaluation, the University uses the “Employee Self-Evaluation Method.” This evaluation is centered on the four words which are key to our mission: Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality, and Stewardship.
Results of the self-evaluation are discussed with the employee by their supervisor. From this discussion, the employee and the supervisor are able to set goals for self-development which will advance his/her career and benefit the organization. The ultimate goal is to improve individual performance within the organization.
An employee may be dismissed at any time for illegal practices, moral turpitude, mental incompetence, or acts of disrespect to the beliefs and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Employees must notify their Department Director or Supervisor of their resignation with a minimum of two weeks prior to termination of employment, or four weeks for employees in management or salaried employees. They must also submit an electronic notice of resignation through the online Personal Information Portal.
The employee is required to work during the notice time. PDO’s may not be used as part of the required notice period. The employee is required to have an exit interview with the Office of Human Resources personnel prior to, or on their last day of employment.
ADU employees are covered under the Florida Hospital/Adventist Healthcare Retirement Plan (AHRP) (See detailed plan on AHRP.com). Employees who have had denominational employment prior to the 1992-1993 academic year retain certain rights in the Seventh-day Adventist Retirement Plan and should confer with the Benefits Manager of Florida Hospital’s Human Resources Department regarding those rights.