It is the policy of Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) to promote and support quality staff development opportunities for personnel. Each employee at Ogeechee Technical College is required to participate in staff development activities. Faculty and administrative personnel are required to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of staff development annually while support staff must complete a minimum of 16.
Each employee must complete an annual staff development plan that is approved by the employee’s supervisor.
Satisfactory completion of the annual staff development plan is a condition of contract renewal each year and/or continued employment. Extensions and/or modifications of the staff development plan are at the discretion of the supervisor.
Employees are not authorized to participate in staff development activities unless the activities are a part of an approved staff development plan.
When staff development entails reimbursable travel expenses, a Staff Development Activity/Request for Travel Form must be approved by the employee’s supervisor in advance of the travel date(s).
All plans must be completed by June 30 each year. The annual performance evaluation shall be used to determine if the staff development plan was successfully completed.
No additional raises or compensation will be given for degree advancement unless the employee has written approval from the President.
Approval of staff development activities will be contingent upon the presence of an appropriate need, available resources, and the College's ability to provide release time for personnel. For more information, please see the Staff Development Policy III.U.7 in the Policy & Procedure Guide.
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