(Approved by USM BOR on April 21, 2017; UMGC President on July 1, 2017)
Purpose and Applicability
This policy establishes a framework for employee development programs at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Such programs are designed to support improvements in an employee's knowledge, skills and abilities to contribute to the employee's professional growth and UMGC's welfare, subject to the availability of funds. This policy applies to Nonexempt, Exempt and Overseas Staff employees on Regular status and other Staff employees, if approved by the CHRO or designee in accordance with the applicable procedures. Nonexempt Staff employees who are included in the representation of the collective bargaining unit are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and applicable UMGC HR Policies; where there is a conflict between the two, the MOU will prevail.
Tuition Remission and Reimbursement
UMGC fosters professional development by providing tuition remission and tuition reimbursement to employees for the purpose of continuing the employee's education in accordance with VII-4.10-GC – UMGC Policy on Tuition Remission and Tuition Reimbursement for Active Staff and Faculty Employees and Retirees.
Time Away from Work for Professional Development
UMGC may approve requests to engage in professional development opportunities without loss of any pay or without charge to the employee's accrued time off in accordance with the applicable procedures.
Professional Development Programs Offered at UMGC
UMGC periodically may offer professional development training programs to employees who shall be permitted to be absent from work during the program in accordance with the applicable procedures.
The UMGC President has designated the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to administer this policy; to develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy; to communicate this policy to the UMGC community; and to post the policy and any applicable procedures on the UMGC website.
USM BOR VII-3.10: Policy on Employee Development for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees
UMGC OS 8.00: Policy on Staff Development