General Policies

Blood-borne Pathogens

Williams College is responsible for identifying employees who might be at risk because of their position. The College is required to provide awareness training for exposure to blood containing Hepatitis B virus infections. Through OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) we are required to follow 29 CFR Part 1910.1030 to… Continue reading »

Scientific Misconduct and Public Health Service Reporting Obligations

Definition and Procedures Scientific misconduct is defined by the U.S. Public Health Service as “fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting or reporting research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations… Continue reading »

Employee Records

Employee Files Human Resources retains employees’ official files. These files are the property of the college. Information related to hiring, transfers, promotions, salary adjustments, disciplinary actions, grievances, and termination of employment, as well as other formal correspondence regarding employment at Williams are kept in these files. Current employees may review… Continue reading »

Safety Policies

Human Subjects Review Committee (HSRC) The task of the Human Subjects Review Committee is to protect the rights and welfare of people serving as research subjects for Williams College faculty and students. This committee acts as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for all projects involving human subjects. Investigators proposing such… Continue reading »

Computing and Privacy

Williams College Privacy Notice The Office for Information Technology website posts policies at  Please reread these policies from time to time. The specifics of the documents are subject to review and change. These include: Williams College… Continue reading »

Non-Smoking Policy

All members of the community and visitors are expected to comply with the college’s regulations on smoking. Because both smoking and its secondary effects are known to be health concerns, the college prohibits smoking in all buildings, including student rooms, rental housing, offices, and indoor facilities of the college or… Continue reading »

About This Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide guidance and information to administrative and support staff.  The information and policies contained here include important information about the college’s commitment to create a safe and positive work environment, to deal fairly with its employees, and to operate within both the letter and… Continue reading »