Employee Resources


The mission of the Office of Legal Affairs is to provide high quality legal advice, guidance and representation to advance and protect the mission and vision of the College. The department seeks to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; maintain, monitor and implement a comprehensive risk management function; foster a premier learning and working environment that is equitable, accessible, diverse and inclusive; and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with governmental entities.

The Office of Legal Affairs manages and coordinates all legal and employment services for the College; advises on the legal ramifications of College policy and decision-making; and promotes compliance through sound legal advice, representation and training.


Goals and Outcomes


To ensure the College’s compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as with College policies and procedures 


    Train faculty and staff to ensure compliance with College policies and relevant state and federal laws,

    rules and regulations, including those relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action, to ensure

    that they will have an enlightened understanding of the legal implications of their actions

    Assess, investigate, respond and resolve internal complaints of discrimination and discriminatory



To ensure that all employees receive proper benefits information


    New Employees will receive a full packet of information prior to starting

    The office will respond quickly to requests for additional benefits information

    All employees will be informed of changes to existing benefits

    All employees will be informed of the open enrollment period for health insurance


To ensure that alleged employee contract violations are handled effectively


    Complaints regarding contract violations will be addressed in a timely manner

    The Office will follow appropriate contractual timelines for answering grievances

    The Office will provide all backup and documents for the College to defend its decisions if the

    grievance proceeds to arbitration

2013-2014 Assessment Plan