Non-reappointment Policy (Employment At-Will Statement)

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Human Resources

Policy Statement:

The College strives to provide a satisfying and stable place to work.  However, the College recognize that at times, an employee may decide to leave employment or the College may decide to dismiss an employee.  

Employees not employed under an employment contract may resign their position at any time for any reason.  Likewise, the College recognizes the employment at-will doctrine authorized in North Carolina.  Employment at-will simply means that an employer or employee may end employment at any time with or without notice or cause so long as there is not an employment contract or law that protects the employee.  Nothing in College policies or other documents shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment at-will status of College employees.  The only exception to this policy is a written employment contract approved at the discretion of the College President. 

Definition of Terms:

For purposes of this policy, a contract is a document denoted as a “contract” and is signed by both the employee and the College President.  The document shall specify terms of the employment arrangement such as the specific time period involved, duties, rate of pay and applicable opt-out provisions.