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Terms of Employment

Section 3.E – Terms of Employment

All full-time appointments to positions within the College shall be for a probationary period of up to twelve (12) working months. An employee may be dismissed without cause at any time during the probationary period. At the end of the period of probation, the appropriate Vice President will recommend to the President whether an employee will be retained, dismissed or offered an extension of probation. Upon recommendation of the appropriate Vice President to retain an employee, the President may elect to issue a contract for up to twelve months.

No full-time employment contract of the College extends beyond one year and not beyond June 30 of any given fiscal year. No full-time employee shall have an expectation of continued employment beyond the date(s) stated in the employment contract. If a full-time employee continues to work beyond the terms of any contract and the employee and College have not executed a new or extended contract, the employee shall become an employee at will and the College or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time subject to federal and state laws. The general statutes of North Carolina do not provide for tenure for faculty members of community colleges and technical colleges. Neither the North Carolina Community College System nor Vance-Granville Community College recognizes tenure. Therefore, no tenure or the expectation of continued employment is granted to employees beyond these stipulations. At least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the employee’s regular contract of employment, those employees who will not be tendered a new contract will be so notified by certified letter, mailed to his/her residence address on record at the College, or delivered in person. An exception of this 30-day notification would occur in those situations where there is a discontinuation or reduction in a program because of a lack of adequate funding.

All part-time and temporary personnel positions are ‘at will positions’ and part-time or temporary employees may be dismissed at any time.

(approved July 16, 2018)